Wednesday, June 16, 2010


(Yes I look nasty, but I did just run a 10k, give me a break!)

My friend Mary and I decided to celebrate the end of the school year by running a 10k. We started training back in March/April. And by training, I mean, I started running since I used to hate it. I got past the - 1 mile is going to kill me. And then one day I was running 4 miles. I trained with the nikeipod application on my ipod and had the chip in my shoe. I thought it was genius. I loved going for runs and beating my time or length from the day before.

The day of the race I was super nervous, but excited. My goal was to run it in an hour, keeping my pace at a 10 minute mile.

Mary and I ran together and finished at 1 hour, 2 minutes. We may have gotten passed by a professional speed walker. But once she was out of view, our self esteem went back to normal. It was a little embarrassing, but now that I look back, I laugh at it.

The only problem was that my Ipod tracker was 1 mile off. So if it said I ran 5 miles, I was really running 4. During the race, I kept thinking.... We should be at this point, but the marker would tell me we were 1 mile behind. -- Now I know. haha.

I want to run another one at the end of the summer so I can try to improve my time. Who would have known, that I would grow to love running.


Mary said...

i am so happy that you finally posted this! we did good i am proud of ourselves.. and we DO need to run one soon so i have the motivation to run more than 4 again- and i still feel bad that the chip didnt work-

Kelsey & David Barber said...

Awesome job Alyse! That is a great accomplishment. Isn't it funny how you can actually learn to like running? I was the same way... So right now you guys are in Hawaii and I'm totally jealous. Hope you are having a blast and getting lots of sun. Make sure to post lots of pictures when you get back! Miss you guys!