Yesterday was a day to remember for me. I, Mrs. Marathon, had the most successful race to date. I ran the Star City Women's 5K in Roanoke, Virginia. Let me just say, this race was super friendly and super organized. It was beautiful weather and a marvelous course to run on (it ended on a long, steady downhill!). A couple of weeks ago, I had run 3 miles in 28 minutes 59 seconds. This 5K was my moment of truth: Could I really do 3.1 miles in under 30 minutes in an actual race? The answer: YES I CAN. I finished in 29:14!!!!!!! I was so stoked that I managed to finish in my goal time. Not only did I meet my goal, but I also got a medal and a flower at the finish line (I broke the flower in all my excitement, but they gave me another one... see why I say they were super friendly?!?). And that's not all!! I also took second place in the 18-22 age group! SO I GOT A TROPHY! My first running trophy EVER!!!!!!! YAY!!! Oh, and to top it all off: among the healthy post-race snacks like bananas, apples, peanut butter, and grapes, I saw some bagels. I love bagels, but not the plain ones. They are boring. So I grabbed what I thought was a cinnamon raisin bagel. I was so pleasantly surprised to discover that what I thought were raisins were actually CHUNKS OF CHOCOLATE. I have a terrible sweet tooth, so needless to say, I was ecstatic.
As for my mileage for the month, I am currently at 10.1 miles for the month of October, so I have to keep it up to meet my 60 mile goal! As for Mr. Marathon, he is preparing for his 50K this upcoming Saturday (10-13). Wish him luck!