Keeping up

So I ran a 10K this past Saturday. I trained for it with a couple of ladies from the mom’s group.

Let me clarify. By “with” I mean I met up with them once a week or so, chatted for a few minutes and watched them take off. And then we’d chat some more after completing what would technically be considered a solo run. Unless you count Ruby. She generally stayed with me.

So by race day I was ready to keep up. I mean mentally ready. Physically I wasn’t quite there. I hung with one of the moms for the first couple miles. In part because I really wanted to. And in part because my watch went a little squirrelly and told me I was running slower than I actually was.

Around the second mile marker I decided slowing down was in my best interest. I watched my running mate take off and sort of secretly hoped she’d crash so I could catch her in the end. Sorry running mate.

I got pretty close, but I never did catch her. Which I think was really for the best. Watching her off in the distance kept me pushing until the end. So thank you running mate. I owe you my race.

SoFit-10K-baby

I ended up finishing in 54:29. It wasn’t a PR, but I did end up snagging 3rd in my age group. No need to discuss how many people were actually in my age group.

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15 thoughts on “Keeping up

  1. Yay you! Funny, I picture you being blazing fast and faster than the other moms in your group. I thought this post would be about how annoying it is to slow down for slower runners. Now, I like you even more. Great race. Great you. Perfect Ms.Ruby.

    • haha! I’m pretty sure it’s the running that she disapproves. After all, we have established the fact that she’s perfectly capable of smiling, just not when running 🙂

      54 min is amazing! It beats my PR by 5 minutes. I’d take it, even if I were last in my age group. You are fast!! 🙂

      • If I’m fast, you are too! I seriously killed myself to finish with that time. You probably leisurely strolled across the finish line while singing show tunes and dropping not a bead of sweat to get your PR.

    • You flatter me too much! It took me a long time (like years and years) to run consistently. My friend used to call me a yo-yo runner. Even if you only run a little bit every once in awhile that’s still a success. That’s more than a lot of people do.

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