It was a great day for a run. Overcast, light breeze, 60s, perfect! Today was the Oktoberfest
5k walk/run and 10k run in Mt. Angel. I was a little disappointed when the sun wasn't blazing down, because I love to run when it's like that, but I think in light of my results, maybe I am becoming an Oregonian runner. What's next running in the pouring rain, voluntarily?
I have been looking for a 10k to run for about a year now. They seem to be harder to come by, or maybe it's just that I am working when they are scheduled. That happens to me a lot. I'm sure I could be a seriously impressive runner if stuff like home, family, work didn't keep getting in the way. Go figure!
This has been a pretty good year for me running wise. It started with the 'First Run' at midnight January 1 which was a 5k personal record for me, 27:04 min. Mainly because it was so cold I couldn't even feel my legs by the end. Then I had a personal record for the 15k Shamrock run, 1:28:04 and a personal record for the 1/2 marathon in the foot traffic flat on the 4th of July, 2:04:48. So to complete my personal record year, I just needed a 10k. My goal has always been to do it in less than an hour, and that seemed to keep eluding me.
Apparently today was the day though. Personal record achieved! I can't tell you how excited I am about it! I guess all the planets were in alignment and there was some sort of convergence in the universe because I finished in 55:07! 8:53/mi!
It was a good day.