Curly Crafty Mom: Go! St. Louis Halloween 10k run, I did it! Yeah!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Go! St. Louis Halloween 10k run, I did it! Yeah!!

Today I ran my first 10k ever, and WOW what a thrill it was... I must say, this has been the most exciting race I have ever participated in! It was a costume run, so while running I got to see a lot of neat and original costumes... also we ran in Soulard, past Soulard Market, Joannies Pizza, McGurks, we ran THROUGH the Anheiseur Busch building complex which was REALLY cool! There were a couple of bands playing that we ran past... only one water station at mile 3, so I was quite thirsty at the end!! I wasn't so nervous for this race which surprised me because I wasn't at prepared for it as I could have been... but, somehow I trusted myself and I knew within I could finish it. And, I did! I won't say it was a piece of cake, there were moments where I started to doubt myself, but I told myself to 'SHUT UP!!' and I made it to the end. I was so, so proud of myself! I think I may torture myself further and start to train for a half marathon for next fall. We'll see. :)

Here are my stats from this race:

Finish time: 1 hour 5 minutes - yeahhhh!

3,897 finishers, I finished at 2,294.