I feel it’s important to set goals and strive to achieve them.  Today, I am celebrating because I set a new personal record in running a 5k while my husband and kids were cheering me on.  What a feeling!  It’s so rewarding to achieve your goal and to prove to yourself that you can do it.

The morning started off by sleeping in a bit, which was good except that I didn’t have time for my usual caffeine infusion.  I so love Dunkies lattes!  And to not have one before a race was very unusual for me.  Nonetheless, we went off to the race in a beautiful Massachusetts town, psyched for the 1st race of the year on a beautiful day.  The course was very nice – rolling hills through Dover.  So there were plenty of impressive New England houses, new and old, along the country roads.  I was surprised by my time at both the 1 mile and 2 mile marks and was concerned that I had started out too fast.  So it became a mental game to keep pushing, especially in the quiet areas of the race where there were few runners and no spectators.  I kept pushing though and it was so nice to reach the last section.  I turned the last corner and saw Rob and the kids.  Casey spotted me first and they started cheering.  I sprinted toward the finish line and was shocked by the time on the clock.  It still said 27 minutes.  Then I noticed it wasn’t even about to turn to 28 minutes.  As my personal record was 27:53 (last Fall), I was excited at the possibility of breaking my record.  I pushed hard, completely forgetting my fatigue, and I finished in 27:30.  Woo hoo!  Good day.  🙂


One response to “PERSONAL RECORD, BABY

  1. Awesome job! Adrenaline is a wonderful thing during a 5K.

    I’m finalizing a virtual 5K, hope to announce this week (waiting for some details from the sponsor). Keep running! 🙂

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