I ran the Sporting Life 10km on Sunday--my first race--and I'm super pleased with my result!
55 minutes, 24 seconds. That's over 2 minutes less than my best training time. Go me!
I placed in the top 30% for my age group and for women overall. And I caught the racing bug. It was awesome to run with 12,000 other people, seeing the sea of runners going down Yonge St. and just trying my best. I confess that I think I could have pushed a smidge harder because I wasn't dead when I finished, but I didn't want to walk over the line either--I guess this comes with experience.
Here I am with Glenna C (who also had a personal best awesome run!) after the race. I'm loaded up with clothes because I'm freezing (I'm a sweaty runner)--I looked much sleeker when I was on the course :)
Next race? The 15km Midsummer Night's Run in August. If I can find a 5km or 10km in between I might do that too, but I've wanted to do the night run for a while and am looking forward to it.