Did it turn into an "I'm glad I went!" run? Kind of. I mean, today I'm still disappointed in how it went, but I'm glad I went.
Before the run, Matt and I went to the last XC meet of the year. A bunch of my students are on the team, and it was emotional to watch them run. In middle school their meets are 2 milers, so that's what they ran. Our top girl came in 9th of over 250, making it to states in November, and finished in around 15 minutes. All of the girls had strong races...most PR'd. The boys went the same.
The best part was that at the end of their race, the girls stayed to cheer the boys on...and like true runners, cheered for every boy from every school. Talk about a "the kids are alright", feel-good moment.
Look for a race report sometime this weekend...maybe I'll even have pics!
After the meet and the run, I was not at all hungry. My dinner was an avocado. Delicious, but not really balanced.
Saturday is my 10k. Last time I ran it in about 58...I'm hoping to break 62 this year. My last 10k in May was 67, so I know if nothing else this will be a more positive and fun race for me!
|My finishing sprint this time last year.|
What's your favorite race distance?
Are there any races you like to run yearly?
Did you run XC in school? I didn't begin running until after I graduated. I'm sad I missed out on team meets and races, and that I rarely attended my sister's track meets! (She was, and still is, speedy!)