I also saw my friend Jodi and her husband and two of their friends as well (no photo). We had an awesome time. I can't say enough good things about this race. It started in the square in Manheim. This picture is all of us before the race. I'm WAY in the back since I walked the first 2 miles.
Starting completely in the back was very difficult for me. I knew that I was walking most of the run/walk so I decided that it would be best for me to be in the back. I was joking with the walkers around me. Later, someone was talking about being "too slow" and I stated... "we're lapping those on the couch." I also said "all that matters is that we get to the finish line... not how fast we get there :-).
I was walking at a fairly decent pace for the first two miles (14:00, 13:55). I can hardly believe how fast I ran for the 3 mile. I ran a 9:02 mile. I think the last time I ran that fast for any individual mile was back in January when I got my PR for the 5K. The nice thing was that I had two miles to warm up and then I ran the rest of the race. It was so encouraging to be able to finish it strong as I was passing a bunch of people on my way to the finish line.
I am so glad that I found this race and that I more than made the best of it. A day later my foot is feeling fine so I'm thankful that I did the race... that I walked two miles of it and ran in the last 1.1 miles. I am hopeful that I will continue getting better and will be back at running regularly soon.
This coming week has a little bit of a challenge to it. I will be able to work out Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but I'm getting my wisdom teeth out on Thursday AM. This means that I must get out there and either run here at home or get to the gym the next three days without exception. Read my previous post to see what I have on the line for this commitment or go and see my stickK commitment.
My hope is that June will bring much more enjoyment for my running and that I will get some answers from my appointment with the podiatrist on June 21st.
I am so glad that I found out this run from my friend Jodi. We all had an awesome time and it was very well organized for a first time event. I'm very impressed :-). Thanks again for reading and feel free to leave your comments. Running/walking for those who can't. Walking/Running happy!