I ran the Mission Inn 10K last year and had a wonderful time! I went out WAY too fast and ended up dragging myself through the last 1/3 of the race, but it was still a great experience.
|I was actually already pregnant when I ran this, though I didn't know it. I'll get to tell my daughter one day that she ran her first race as an embryo!|
I'm only running the 5K this year, but I'm super excited because I'll be running it with my mom! She's been a gym-goer for years but never run a race or trained for anything specific, so for her birthday this year I registered her for this event! Her half-hearted thanks will be more sincere after she sees firsthand how much fun these things are ;-) She recently started the Couch to 5K program and we're planning to run at her pace. The race is November 11, and I can't wait!
I'm almost hesitant to mention my next goal race, because it's quite ambitious and borderline ridiculous considering I'll only be 4 months postpartum at the time.... but....
Surf City Half, but then I found out I was pregnant so all running ambitions were put on hold. I would feel so accomplished if I could still do a half this year. This is a small race put on by the running club I belong to, the Lopers Club in Loma Linda. We will run along the same course I train on during my long runs on Sundays, which is good. The route is very hilly, and I mean steep hills, which is not so good.... but I'm scaling back my expectations. If I walk part or even most of the race, that's okay. I have no time goals whatsoever (well, secretly I might, but I'm trying to talk my overly-competitive self out of them). I just want to finish, have a great time, and cross another item off my bucket list.
If I'm still on track with my training and do well on my upcoming 7-mile long run, I'm going to register. I love having goals lined up!