This week I'm celebrating...
I rocked it! I had my first ever 10K this past Sunday and, I must say, I totally rocked it! I finished in less then an hour! (I don't know the exact time because they haven't posted the results yet but I estimate it was right around 59 minutes.) I didn't walk once, not even on the hills, and I was so psyched by the end of the race that I was smiling like a crazy clown as I ran across the finish line. Plus they used an electronic race bib system that has a computer chip in it so as I got to the finish line the announcer said my name over the loud speakers and I burst out into an overzealous "Whoo!!!!" (I don't know if that's poor race etiquette but I honestly don't care- it was a big deal for me and I couldn't contain myself.)
Yeah, I selfie documented the moment.
I have four (count 'em, 4!) 5Ks scheduled for next month and two more 10Ks scheduled for October and I'm totally exited about all of them. This new hobby of mine is really taking off!
Of course, more running I only logged in 4 miles on Tuesday and another 4 Thursday this week which I was slightly disappointed in since I'd been hoping to continue the 10K streak. But it was hotter and more humid and the sun was especially unforgiving so I have to give myself credit for toughing out the 4 which did NOT come easy. Sweating through it, even when it's not the impressive mileage you were aiming for, is still an accomplishment. And I've got some time yet to ramp up.
Finally, a vacation! Today I'm up in New York visiting friends from college that I get to see- at max- once a year. There will be pizza and video games and a viewing of the Lego Movie in addition to the best kind of hang out time one can get with friends you've known for a decade. I'm pretty stoked.
And on Monday I took the day off to celebrate my birthday at home with the sweetie. I'm not 100% sure what I want to do with the day yet but rest assured there will be presents, cake and the bliss that comes from birthday snuggles and simply not being at work. Low key, but wonderful.
What are you celebrating?