I did it. I completed my first 10K on 2/5/2012 at the Canton Pro Football Hall Of Fame Big Game 10k.
I was super nervous and was worried that I would be the last one to cross the finish line. After I talked with Terri, I settled with the fact that it would be ok if I did come in last. It would mean that at least I tried and started.
I ended up coming in at 1:05:37...not to shabby. As I was drinking chocolate milk for recovery and cheering others crossing the finish line, I waited around and got to see the last runner come it. It did me good to see her smile and know she accomplished her race.
Check out the bling...I am super excited to get my first racing medal!
A couple of things I noticed with this race
-I am not sure about runners dropping gel packs various places on race route.
-I don't understand a race where there is only maybe 2 volunteers cheering in runners at the finish line. Besides significant others, it was a weak cheering section. Other runners stood around talking and recovering but not supporting others coming in. Having not been to a lot of bigger races, I am not sure if this is a common finding.
Sunday night, relaxed with some pizza and last Harry Potter and Deathly Hollows part 2. Sore but felt good.
Monday I felt like I was hit by a mac truck. I have never felt so sore and achy post run. I was also running a low grade temp. Instead of going to gym for cross training, I hit the bed and rested and slept. Today I feel better. Not sure if it was a bug, or post run.