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Now, onto my day.
I had to miss my group training ride for the Cinderella Challenge to do this run but I ended up doing a portion of the ride with one of the ride leaders on Friday. The climbing portion! Whatever, I don't think it hurt me in the run.
Stacey was my running partner this time. I know, right now you're thinking how jealous you are. You should be! She is so fun to hang out with. Since I haven't gotten up to "speed" yet with my running, I know she's one person that will never complain that I'm running too slow or argue when I want to walk. Even though she could go faster, that's never her plan when she runs with me. We always know it's going to be a fun time no matter how long it takes us. Actually, we both agree that the longer it takes us the more fun we get to have together. Awesome, right?
|Staying warm before the start|
|In front of the big hole in the ground|
Did I mention this run was in Fremont? Oh, I guess I didn't. Needless to say, I knew a bunch of people that were running it. Probably every woman there in her mid-30's to mid-40's from Fremont, I knew. Well maybe not, but almost. When I finished, a girl walked up to me and told me she reads my blog but never comments. I was so touched that she introduced herself to me, it was so sweet. HI KATE!!!
|HSE Lori loves me. The feeling is mutual.|
|Christy, RBR, Me & Lori|
|RBR, Punk Rock Runner, Me and Katie|
The course was alright. Just one little bit of single track for us 10k runners and quite a bit of pavement. For a 10k I won't complain.
I was very happy to know I am able to run 6.2 miles again, at a steady (yet slow) pace. I was never a fast runner anyway so the 12:something/mile pace we kept is okay for today. I normally run ~10 minute miles. It will come, I'm sure of it. I just have to work up to it again. I have faith, at least, that I will get there again. I was feeling so good after the run that Stacey and I have already signed up for this 20k in a few weeks. Exciting!!
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