I really started stressing about the 10k about 2weeks ago, probably cause I didn't prepare. But I told myself don't let the mental game get you!! So when I woke up yesterday I didn't even really think about it being any different than getting up and ready for any ole race. Clear mind and stress free. Plus I was wearing my running skirt (see yesterdays post HERE on that) and just had to look cute wearing it. I had tried earlier in the week to try and find out the course with no success, but it didn't really matter I still had to run it. (I like to try to see the course before hand for some reason) I quickly met up with the "girls" and started discussing a game plan. I soo badly wanted to just be able to keep up with them. We kept about a 9:30 to 9:45 pace for the first 3.5mi and I was still right with them, then we stated approaching miles 4-5 and I started losing them:( They were in my sights but I could see myself getting further and further behind. About mile 5 we entered a neighborhood that looped around, on the back loop it where I completely lost them and I was really feeling drained. At the beginning of the race I drank a 5hr energy but my legs were really getting tired, then I remembered I put a power gel in my pocket for just in case so I swallowed it! And what do ya know...when I was reaching the finish maybe about .7 or so mi left to go I picked up my pace and sprinted to the end!!
See Giving it All I Had Probably the worst looking pic of me I will ever post!!
I really wanted to finish in an hour or less but my finishing time was
Guess that's not too bad and since its my first 10k ever....you got it its a PR!!!
Okay so now for the real reason you are reading...I didn't use random.org instead I used Random Number Generator to pick a winner. And the lucky number was
The randomly picked number is: 66
Congrats Holly send me some info so I can get ya your package
bobbie zero87 at msn dot com!!
Thanks to all that entered and a BIG thanks for all the advice!! I am working on some more giveaways so stay tuned!!!