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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Just Keep Going

On Saturday, I ran in the Move it Memphis 10K.  Last year the Move it Memphis 5K was my first official race ever.  
So, I set up a challenge to myself that the next year I would run the 10K.  And I did.  
I did better than I ever have and got another personal record this year with a time of 50:10.  This awesome time also put me in first place for my age group!  It was another awesome run, but it was cold.  And I mean like never left the 30's cold.  The entire last mile was directly in the wind too, but that didn't stop me.  I had a goal and I was going to complete it!

 It's not a great pic, but I had to take a picture of my name in the first place slot for my new age group!  I think I was happier about this than my actual personal record.
Stats:
Official Time:  50:10
Average Pace Pace:  8:05

And if you're friends with me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter, you already know that in October, I'll have another item to cross off of my bucket list....
 Yes, I will be running the Chicago Marathon on October 13.  Obviously I like a good challenge.  I will be registering at noon today and I will be running with Team Ronald McDonald House Charities and I'll will be running with several ladies representing Alpha Delta Pi sorority!
I am so honored to have been asked to join this team and so excited to give back to a charity close to my heart with my sisters!  It's a strange feeling to be so excited and so scared at the same time!  But, I just keep remembering...

This is a huge endeavor so any advice and encouragement is welcome.  

19 comments:

Tamara @ Everything Happens said...

You are such an inspiration! You go girl, keep up the awesome work!

Jessica said...

You are so AWESOME. Congrats on the first place win and good luck at the marathon!!

Shari said...

You are going to do amazing in the marathon! I can hope we can work it out to finally meet! :)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

You are amazing! Congrats on this race and I know you'll do awesome in the marathon!

Lauren said...

YAY!!! congrats on your eventual marathon!! I am going to run LA for the second time next month and then my goal is to do all the major cities (San Fran, New York, and Chicago!!)

Kelly said...

Congrats on your 10K!!! That is one of my goals for this year too. And this is VERY exciting news about your marathon!! A good friend of mine is running that marathon in Chicago too. BEST OF LUCK with your training!

Elle Noel said...

FIRST in your age group!?!?! I want to be fast like you lady! I'm doing my first full in the fall too. SO exciting! CONGRATS on the PR!!

Carolyn said...

So crazy that a year ago you didn't run! Love this!! :) You can do it!

Delta Daisies said...

GO GIRL!! You can do it!!! So proud of you!!!

meghan said...

So excited for you!! So excited to be going too! It's going to be a great race.

Melissa said...

So Impressed you are running a marathon! Good luck in your training!

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

I can't believe you've only been running for a year! That is so incredible!!!!! Congratulations, you deserve it!!

Leigh said...

Congratulations on another great race! And woo hoo for your first marathon! I am running my first in May

Lauren said...

Congrats on your race & deciding to run a marathon how amazing!!

4 AM Runner said...

I ran my first marathon over the weekend, it was great. I am still on a runners high!!

erin said...

Go Caroline Go!!

Have you heard of the site Another Mother Runner? It's by 2 women who are mothers who run (duh). They have also written 2 books that I would recommend, Run Like a Mother and Train Like a Mother. Train Like a Mother might be helpful for you as you train for your marathon. They have a couple of different training plans in the book. You should definitely check them out. Their blog is great as well, and they also do podcasts. Here's the link: http://anothermotherrunner.com/

Becca @ Life as a Fitzgerald said...

You rock!! So exciting that you signed up for a marathon! Go girl! :)

Courtney said...

You're going to kill it Caroline, it's going to be awesome!:)

Meghan said...

You are SPEEDY! I am halfway through training through my first marathon and so far, I am really enjoying it! You will do awesome!