Monday, April 15, 2013


On Saturday April 13th, I participated in my very first 10k run {the Moosic City Purity Dairy Dash}.  I truly thought I had already done a race like this before but quickly realized I had only done an, the 6.2 miles seemed a bit intimidating...oh, I also barely "trained" for this...I did run a few times the week prior to, but I never got up to the full 6 miles.  Going into this I was a bit defeated...before this race, I had only EVER ran 6 full miles ONE time!  To say I was nervous was an understatement!

Well, to my disbelief, I actually finished the race super strong...6.3 miles in 1:02!!!
I couldn't believe it!  I ran the ENTIRE TIME!!!!  I only stopped for about 10 seconds every 2 miles to gulp down water before starting back up again.

Side bar--when I finished the race, I was so excited to see Brittnye, Casey, and Maribeth standing there waiting for me.  There were 2 clocks running at the finish line.  My eyes immediately went to the clock on the right which read 1:33...well, my thought at that time was "well, at least I did it...who cares about the time.." A bit later {after talking with Brittnye}, I realized that clock had been running since the 5k started a whole 30 minutes before the 10k began.  So...not only was I so proud that I actually finished and ran the whole thing, I averaged right under a 10 minute mile!  That is HUGE for me with this kind of distance!!

It certainly gave me the itch to do a 1/2 marathon!  We will see....

Also, I have a fun post scheduled about our 1st time bowling as a family...but, until is a picture of the kids snuggled up watching Team Umizoomi together :)

Chloe is waving because the photo was snapped for Grandy & Jenks!


  1. Thanks Laura!! I was super proud of the time for sure...We will see if I keep it up :)