I ran in the Freedom Run this morning. I finally did a 10k (funny that I’m running a marathon in October). I was just going to do it on my own, but then I was reading Cropstar’s blog and saw that she was planning on coming up from Vegas to run the same race. I have done races on my own before, but it’s so much more fun when there’s someone there with you at the end. Someone who understands how tired you are, who knows what you mean when you say, “Wow, that hill was a killer.” So, an idea was born…and those of you who know me know that once I decide to do something, that’s it. So, I emailed Cropstar to see if she would mind if I tagged along with her.
I’m so glad I did. She was running it with her friend, Stacy, so I met up with both of them this morning just before the run. For whatever reason I was really nervous about this 10k. It’s not that I can’t or haven’t ever run 6.2 miles, but it was new for me and I had this idea in my mind that most people who do 10k’s are serious runners. While I run, I would never put myself in that category. So, because of the nerves, it was especially nice to have some people there to talk to before the race and people to run with during the race and people to whine to after the race. I loved it!
The best part, other than finishing the darn thing just a bit shy of my goal…which really was the best part, is that I can move Cropstar’s blog from the “blogs I stalk” list to the “people I know” list and that is super fun. Yes…I’m a big dork and I’m totally fine with that.