Happy Monday! It was brutally cold in the South on Saturday and Sunday. I ran the Senior Bowl Charity run on Saturday morning with my Sole2Soul Sisters. Last year I ran the 10K in 1:14:46 so I knew I wanted to beat my time. I ran with Susie and Sherry. I ran with Susie two weeks prior and finished my 6 miles in 1:10. I have been wanting to increase my speed and running with someone faster pushes me. My original plan was to finish in 1:08. It was pretty miserable standing around before the but by mile 1, I had to roll my sleeves up. My run started out great, I felt wonderful. By mile 2.5, my side started hurting. Oh boy, it took .5 mile for it to finally go away. When we got to mile 3, our time was a few secs shy of 32 miles. I was blown away. I've NEVER ran 3 miles that fast. I really felt good during my run and my legs were never tired. At mile 5, the radio on the side of the street was playing It's all about the Bass and it gave me the extra energy to push through. I was so please with my time. I completed my fastest 10K in 1:06:35. I was thrilled. I'm sure that my diet and weight loss has had a lot to do with my increased speed.
Here I am with my running buddies, Susie and Sherry. I'm so thankful that I had these ladies to push me. I realize now that I'm capable to do whatever I set my mind to.
This was most of our group that ran Saturday morning.
I'm so excited about my future runs. My goal has always been to be close to a 10:35 pace and I did it. Now, lets hope I can keep it up.