Friday, May 18, 2007

TASK #86 Run a Marathon Update 5!

I am very excited to share that I RAN MY FIRST 10K!!

Ok, the goal is to run a marathon and I'm getting there...but I really didn't realize how challenging this is going to be. So I was signed up for the 1/2 marathon, but after training on a treadmill then trying the roads, I knew I wasn't nearly ready for the Lake Geneva route. It was full of long, steep hills.

Actually, I had even considered dropping to the 5K but then manned up and told myself to aim high. I'm glad I did, even though I was dying at the end.
And no, I didn't place but I also didn't finish last - I was at about the middle.

Unbelievably we forgot the camera, so all we could take were cellphone pictures. Better than nothing I guess. But they were taking pictures there and I was able to retrieve it from the race site. Don't I look buff?! :)

Got to get back to work but I'll share more soon.


Anonymous said...

what time did you get in the 10k?

good luck with gettin the list done

(btw how many have you completed? ive done 5, oh yes!)

Pablo Baez said...

I finished in 1 hour and 2 minutes. I heard that was pretty good time for a newbie and there were about as many people behind me as ahead of me, which was good to know too.

I'll have to count to see where I am but I'm guessing somewhere around 20 of my items are complete. I'll be getting more done soon, so keep checking back.