It’s been twenty-nine years since I ran my last 10K race.
I’ve been running frequent 5K races since I took up running again several years ago. But today was the day I chose to stretch myself. I would double my distance in this popular women’s race, known as Women Run the Cities. In addition to the one-mile girls race (sometimes accompanied by moms), this popular, annual event offered a 5K, 10K, and 10-mile race.
The course itself was challenging, with a fair amount of elevation along its 6.2 mile route. I ran this course a few weeks ago, reassured that I could finish, but as race day approached, I felt a bit anxious, wondering if I was really up to this challenge.
Thankfully, I felt entirely different when I awoke this morning. I had had a restful sleep, and I felt strong, eager to run, and unafraid. I had lots of energy and genuinely looked forward to the race’s start. And what surprised me was that I continued to feel strong as I ran. I can’t say this about all of my runs, but this one seemed to ‘click.’
I really did enjoy it!