I ran my first ever 10K on Sunday! Wohoo! The Run through Redlands was a nice scenic route through tree lined neighborhoods in the city of Redlands, CA. The weather was cool but sunny, just perfect for a 10K run. We got there and went to check in and received our timing chips. I thought that was pretty cool, I hadn't been in a race with a timing chip. There were a lot of people, some running the 5K, some running the half marathon, and some running the 10K with us. It was really a well attended event!
My coworker, TK, and I ran the 10K in 1 hour and 18 minutes. Not bad for my first time. Not bad considering the course was about 40% uphill!! And not just slight uphill climbs, but some steep hills!! My legs and butt were dying after the run. It is a good thing we did an uphill run last week. We ran a majority of the time, although we did walk a hill or two. I think we kicked butt and did an great job. I feel really great about it. Unfortunately, I have no pictures since I didn't bring a camera or much of anything with me, so no photos. I do have a participant ribbon to prove I was there :-). What a great experience and a feeling of accomplishment. I am so glad I did it and I am ready for the next one!