I’m busting out of my unintentional month long hiatus with a celebratory post! One of my goals this year was to run 10K and I’m happy to say that I as of May 1, 2011 – I can cross it off of my list!

I completed the run in 52 min 51 seconds which is FANTASTIC and I was thoroughly surprised. Though I had a mental goal of making it under an hour, I didn’t think it would happen because I didn’t do any proper training (thank goodness I had been going to BodyAttack!) and I absolutely hated the first 60% of the run. This is what went through my head:

Warming up at the start line: whoohoo, so pumped, I can DO THIS!
First 100 m: Feelin’ good!
500 m: Geez, it’s kinda cold out here…
1k: OMG it’s FREEZING.
1.25k: I hate this
1.5k: WHO DOES THIS!?!?!
1.75k: WAAAH, I’m so cold.
2k: I should really just turn back now…
2.25k: This really sucks. My fingers are turning blue.
2.5k: No, no! Think positive. You’ll start to warm up soon.
2.75k: FML
3k: If my tearducts weren’t frozen, I’d have tears on my face.
3.25k: Suck it up, Jen
3.5k: Think someone will notice if I cut out and hop on the subway towards the finish line?
4k: Whyyyy did I sign up for this?
4.5k: Dear god, these old people are beating me!
4.75k: I’m never going to make it.
5k: Oh yay! Half way done!
5.5k: What? Another 4.5 km? Whyyyyy?
6k: YEAH!
6.5k: I can do this.
7k: I CAN DO THIS!!!
7.5k: Thanks right, bitches! Eat my dust!
8k: Two kilometres to go!
8.5k: I think I’m high!
9k: Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
9.75k: YAYYYYYYY!!!! (sprints)
10k: WHOO HOO!
Post-race: That’s it?!

After the race, I met up with a friend and we snapped a pic with the coolest runners ever! Whether the chicken or the egg came first, they wouldn’t really say but at least they were nice and warm in their furry costumes!

10k finish line
Finally, brunch with the team at the Brazen Head in Liberty Village. My eggs benedict were divine and the perfect post-run meal!

brunch at brazen head