I wanted to report back to everyone who has been reading my training blogs. I did get to run the 10k in the Reggae Marathon today, and I finished! Here’s the full story! The top three things I learned:
1. If you’re doing an out-of-town marathon, pack instant oatmeal (or an equivalent breakfast). Races are early and it’s nice to have it in your room.
2. Doing a race really is a completely different experience than going for a run on one’s own. I see why people get hooked – I may be.
3. Marathon, half-marathon and 10k runners come in all shapes and sizes. And are really friendly – on and off the race course.
Also, if you can run your first race at the Reggae Marathon you are really lucky. It was beautiful and fun. And although I might occasionally complain that in today’s world everyone gets a medal for showing up…I am kind of glad I got a medal for finishing (not something you always get for the 10k, I have learned). Look for the fuller piece next week!
The above is not my favourite picture of myself from a beauty perspective but hey – I did it. And I am going to keep running too. In fact, I might have to ask Santa for a Nike+ Fuelband – check it out in our gift guide and remember you could win.