My first race of 2013 was cool! In order to prepare, I joined a training group specific to this race with a great group of people. The group started in November about 2 weeks after I was cleared to run following my hysterectomy. I felt that I needed the support in starting to actively train again. My Twilight Tuesday runs with BGR were used as a part of this training. There were a lot of BGR ladies running yesterday as well, many as their first race. I am proud of everyone that I ran with as it was New Year’s Day. My time was slow (50:22) which is fine being that I was tired after the New Year’s Eve festivities. Basically – Fried food, 4-inch heels, and fruity drinks -> Fun time was had by all!
For this race, I was more focused on finishing and not losing the mini in the crowd of runners. I abandoned my regular race pace and ran when he felt like running and walked when he stopped to walk. At one point, he took a break to climb the rocks. I jogged in place until he was ready to catch up. Here’s a pic of the two of us at the Finish line.
The Resolution Run was a great way to kick off 2013! It helped me to meet many of my goals early on – spend time with family, focus on my fitness, and help others by donating to a good cause!