About 6 months ago my dad and I decided we'd "run" the TC10K in May. I promptly put the thought out of my head. Then in January after Sean signed me up for the 10K I thought it was time to get training. I was off and running. I started slow. Really slow. Too slow. And then I kind of stopped. By mid March I knew there was no hope of actually "running" the race, but having walked it twice before I knew I would finish just not as a runner.
Race day was Sunday morning. It was a beautiful Victoria spring morning. There were 14 000 runners/walkers. It was a really nice course to run. Everyone I know who ran did better than they had hoped. My dad came in just over an hour but could have easily done sub 60. Not bad for an old guy. Sean was sub 50...49.03 to be exact. But he has decided next year he WILL be sub 45. My friend Tanya thought she'd be about 70 minutes, finished at 54 minutes. Pretty fabulous for a 40 year old chick.
Something I know about myself is that I am a slow runner. I can brisk walk faster than I can run. I am not kidding. Although I was jogging about half the course, this didn't help my time. However, I am happy that this was my fastest time walk/jogging a 10K. I did it in 86 minutes. Yes, pretty pathetic, I know. Especially when, you will see below, larger and older people finishing ahead of me. I am okay with that.
I actually really enjoyed the race. I can't believe I just said that. But it was fun. The weather was perfect. I felt really good, despite the fact that I have had a horrible chest cold the past week and haven't slept well in weeks. I also had a bruised toenail which didn't cause me any discomfort until after the run. Now I have a pretty gnarly looking toe, all bruised and swollen and my body is aching all over.
After the 10K we met up with my mom who had brought the girls downtown to run the Family Fun Run. This was Macy's second time and Emmy's first. There was a bouncy obstacle course, face painting, and live music.
It was a nice way to start the month. Welcome, May!