I have been in training since February for my first 10K (that’s 6.2 miles for you that thought like I did it was 10 miles)! I worked with a YMCA training team in my area and built up to it gradually. Saturday was the day!
I lined up at the starting line with 40,000 others. There were elite runners, joggers, wheelchair racers and walkers. I fit into the latter group.
This is the crowd in front of me.
This is the crowd behind me. I was in the next to the last wave and there were 3500 in my wave and 3500 in the one behind me. Such a sea of people.
This is me approaching the finish line 6.2 miles later. I accomplished this feat in 1 hour, 50 minutes and 14 seconds. Not that I am competitive at all, but I beat my training partner’s time by 41 seconds.
The day was glorious and I helped to raise $250 for the Massey Cancer Center at VCU. So good for me and good for others, too!