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Monday, May 21, 2012

10K, Check

I hope you all had a great weekend! 

Friday night, I had my first 10K.  I finished and I survived.  

I say I survived because at the start of the race it was 90 degrees and the sun was blaring down on us.  Mile 2 consisted of running on gravel which I was not used to at all.  By the 2.5 mile mark, I was about to pee in my pants.  If there wasn't a potty soon, it was going to be bad.  Luckily there was a port-o-potty at mile 3.  But once in there, no one had rolled the toilet paper down and I was fighting with my wet hands.  Ugh.  Miles 4-5 were kind of a blur because instead of handing me water, they handed me gatorade and I just about puked the entire mile.    I had to walk some because I just couldn't keep running.  It was horrendous.

{pre race}
But, I did it.  My official time was 59:47.  My only goal for this race was to make it in under a hour.  And I succeeded.  

Not only did I meet my goal, but I actually ended up winning 1st place in my age group.  I was shocked! 

{awards ceremony}
{my medal}
{pooped but still smiling}
I couldn't have made it without the love and support from Fred.  He met me at about 5.8 miles and ran with me until the finish line.  At the finish line, my mom, dad, grandfather and Fred's mom were all there to cheer me on.  They were the best cheerleaders and I was so happy that they came.  It really meant so much.  

I was a little disappointed in myself for walking, peeing, and puking.  But, next time I know what I'm capable of and how to better train for these types of conditions. 

I'm so glad this race is over, but I am so proud of myself for finishing in under a hour and checking off another bucket list item!  


27 comments:

According to Jax said...

You walked...PEED...PUKED...AND you still got first place!! You are amazing!! Good job lady! :)

P.S. I'll be in Memphis this weekend but will not be enjoying the 100 degree temps!! (Good thing the Cobbs have a pool!! haha)

Our Family of Four said...

That is great and you should be so proud!

katmcd said...

You're amazing. I am sure it was tough but you obviously did an amazing job.

Meredith said...

Wow, you did great!!

Jill @ ACharmedLife said...

first place!! way to go lady :) sounds like it was super challenging, but that probably makes the victory seem that much sweeter! congrats XO!

Nicole said...

Look at you!!! I am impressed!

Jessica said...

Congratulations girl!! All your hard work paid off.

Shari said...

I saw your status update on FB. Such an awesome job! Way to rock it. :)

Lauren said...

Congrats, how awesome! Love your outfit too :-)

Kristen :) said...

So impressed that you did so well, even with all of that extra stuff going on!!!

Lindsey @ Running Down A Dream said...

You are awesome!! So proud of you!

Kelly said...

SUCH an accomplishment!! I would have been SOOOOO excited to have won 1st place. Chances are I would be wearing my medal today at work if that were the case ;-) Congrats!

Missy said...

Awesome job! You should be so proud of yourself!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

What a great accomplishment! Huge congrats to you!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

omg you walked pee'd and puked and still won! dang ur freakin good!

Gabriella said...

Congrats! That is so awesome that you peed, puked and had to walk and still came in first...speedy lady!!

Meagan said...

That's awesome! Be proud of yourself!

star said...

Congrats girl! That's awesome!!

star said...

Congrats girl! That's awesome!!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Yaaaaaaaa Caroline! So what if that stuff happened your did it and can prepare for next time!!

J and A said...

Girl you rock. Completed your goal and even won. LOVE your shorts too.

Lacey said...

Wow congratulations!! That's awesome!!

erin said...

Who thought it was a good idea to have a 10k in the evening in Memphis in May?? Sheesh. I ran a 5k Saturday morning that also had a 10k, and I was SO glad I was only doing the 5k because it was hot. Good for you, girl!

emily said...

Way to go!!

and I'm officially not happy with you at the moment! Ben is trying to get me to do more 5ks and I'm on the fence. He dropped the "you know...Caroline is doing them..." line!! Darn you! ;-)

Seriously, you're doing great!!

Beth Ann said...

Way to go! Amazing that all of those unfortunate events occurred and yet you still made it under an hour and 1st place for your age group! You go, girl!

Carolyn said...

I'm so proud of you! HAHA :) You're gathering quite the collection of first place medals!!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Congrats on finishing the race! In that heat and even stopping to pee, that's a good time. I can't do anything in the heat like that.