Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tomorrow is the big day!!!

So, I won't lie, I am so completely nervous for the Pioneer Day 10k race tomorrow morning. Yes, I did run the Freedom 10k run and did pretty well.. but that race didn't have foothill drive in it.

Want to know the scariest part? I looked up last year's results for the race... only 83 people ran it... 83!!!! Usually the races that I run in have 500-1200 people! This is going to be the 2nd year that they are holding this race.

So.. here are the possibilities of what may happen tomorrow:

  • Everyone who ran it last year thought the race was a bust and won't run it again
  • They'll invite all their friends and family and more people will be running it
  • There will only be 10 people and I will come in 10th.
Oh well, come what may, right?

A side note:

The good thing about running races? A lot of people don't think about this but races provide opportunities for service. As you're running your guts out and sweating out your ears- you're actually supporting causes like breast cancer, mental illness and hunger awareness, etc... See.. I might be crazy- but to run with a purpose other than to pin a number on your shirt isn't that bad. I will continue to pay to run races and I will be even more excited when that race is for service. Tomorrow I will be supporting Wasatch Mental Health patients.

Friday, July 10, 2009

7/10 morning run

I'm not a fan of running early in the morning... but b/c my night is going to be very busy... I had no other choice. I love Utah and the mountains... but the only thing I don't like is for how long the sun takes to come up over the mountains. It was a little chilly, but the sun finally came up and over the mountains right when I was finishing :-)

One more thing... 3 more lbs down.. totaling: 13lbs! Lastnight I went shopping for clothes. Well, I should specify... JEANS! I have been in desperate need for jeans b/c the pair that I have been wearing the most have gotten very baggy and very worn out. I bought a size 6! It has been FOREVER since I've seen that number :-) It was a very happy night.

Anyways... here is my run