Sunday, November 7, 2010
Muir Murray Winery 5 km - Goal Achieved
Here is a cool shot of the runners running along the dykes. It was quite muddy and a few runners chose to run up on top of the dykes.
I was feeling fantastic when I reached the half way point, where the wine station was situated. I was actually so surprised, that I asked someone if this was where I was to turn around for the 5 k. Asked if I was staying for a drink I replied "hell no" and ran off. I knew if I stopped I would lose my momentum!
When I knew I was getting close to the end, I looked at my watch and was shocked to see how fast I was going. There was a really good chance I was going to make it in 30 minutes. My goal was to do the run in 40 minutes, so the adrenalin really set in and my legs found strength from deep within.
My best friend Jacqui was waiting at the finish line, in the car, trying to time when to get out to see me cross. I was coming up to the end when she was exiting the car. Poor thing I was yelling at the top of my lungs
"JACQUI, I DID IT". People told me I would feel this rush and excitement, but I honestly can say it was one of the best moments of my life! To have one's best friend being at the finish line cheering you on was something I will never forget!
Here we are dressed in matching pink jackets that she bought for us for this day. Now to know Jacqui and her firey red hair,you would know she does not wear pink. To know me, is to know pink is my favorite color EVER!
What a fantastic day this was. I know now, I can accomplish more than I give myself credit for. I have a fantastic support system of family and friends. Looking forward to starting my 10 k training. Hoping to do a few more 5k races in December and then the Bluenose 10 k in May.
I have definitely been bitten by the running bug!
Posted by Conny Mc at 8:50 AM