6 Feb

10k Success!

One of my favorite quotes from The Office: “Michael, a 5k means 5 kilometers not 5 THOUSAND miles!”  (Does anyone else watch that show as obsessively as I do??)

{pre-race photo}

Anyway, yesterday I ran my first-ever race— a 10k (6.2 miles) along the beautiful cliffs in Santa Cruz.  It was so clear and sunny I almost forgot that it was February!  I started training a few months ago, and my overall goal is to run a half marathon (13.1 miles) toward the end of April!

Yesterday’s race was super rewarding, and I was so happy to share the experience alongside my sweet Momma :)  She’s been a runner forever and has done countless races, but I was especially proud of her for running this one during such an emotional time.  Here are a few photos…

{excited to get my race number}

{action shot #1}

{action shot #2}

{we did it!}

We ended the morning by going out to breakfast and then moseyed home to watch the Super Bowl.  Not a bad Sunday.

How was your weekend?  What were you up to?  Anyone else having amazing weather??

{ posted: Monday, February 6, 2012 }


Comments: {4}

  • Sarah writes:

    Congrats! Sounds like a really fun time. You two look amazing after your run. When I ran my 1/2 marathon, I looked more like I had gone swimming then running. :)

  • Kimberly writes:

    @sarah: congrats to you for completing a half! i’m pretty nervous about mine… less than 11 weeks away!

  • Sarah writes:

    You can so do it. You’ll get in the grove and be done before you know it. I don’t know that I could do it again now though. I was 19 when I ran mine. One time is enough right? :) Just kidding. I want to be able to do it again some day.

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