I love the taste of PR in the morning. I knew I was in great shape, and didn't feel my previous PR for the 10k stood a chance. So, with Lani going out of town for the weekend, I needed to get my race in a little early. So I mapped out my course and toed the line on Thursday morning (hope you don't mind the head start, Nancy).
This virtual race was pretty uneventful. No ravenous dogs, I didn't have my sweetheart to shuffle with. And since I was out the door before my girls were up & at 'em, I wasn't even able to get any cute pictures with them.
But, I sure had an awesome run! It was a beautiful morning--66 degrees, clear skies, only a slight breeze. I headed out through the neighborhood, through the new housing development, through the older, less developed neighborhood, around a few cotton fields, along a little canal and back to my neighborhood.
That previous PR? Destroyed it. By a minute and 10 seconds! Official time was 40:44. I was feeling amazing! I felt like I won a race. At least that's how I described my PR to Lani. I don't enter races because I think I can win, I enter races because I'm competitive with myself. So to get this PR was like winning a race. What a feeling!
So, this was on Thursday. The girls and I took Lani to the airport this morning, and when we got home, I wanted to take them out and be a part of the 10k on the (actual) 10th. I knew I wouldn't be as fast as I was on Thursday, but I wanted to see what I could do. We basically did the same course (only slightly modified to stay away from the busy road), which is now known as the Princess 10K course (because our jogging stroller is not just any stroller, it is a carriage for my two little princesses). We finished in a time of 45:44. Not too shabby.
I don't know if this is allowed (I'll have to let race director Nancy make the final decision on this), but I had such a great time, I'd like to enter this race twice. One for myself, and the other in the stroller division. I'll even throw in some fun headband pictures with my girls from after the race. Thanks again, Nancy, for a great race!
*UPDATE* Race results are in, and I am officially a Legend of the Loincloth.