Races

10-miler completed .. what’s next?

I have my game face on now! lol Photo: Chris Watson

A little over a week ago, I completed the final race of the Louisville Triple Crown; the 10-miler. When I first signed up for this race, I hadn’t given thought to doing the other two races (the 5K and 10K), in retrospect, I am thankful I did. I would not have been prepared for what I was getting myself into.

I was super excited the week of the race, and I might have overtrained a little bit in a fit of excitement. I took the Thursday and Friday before the race off in prep for Saturday. This 10-miler was the biggest challenge I have ever faced physically but I was ready!

Saturday morning came… I felt I had started out strong, but it seemed like I was losing steam through parts of the race, especially through Iroquois Park. My friend Christina stayed by my side throughout the entire race, and I am super thankful for that.

Around mile seven, I was ready for the race to be over. I have walked about 10 miles in the span of a day, but only got up to about 7 miles at one time, and so my body was wondering what I was doing to it. My friend Tim, who wasn’t officially participating in the race, met up with us, and finished the last three miles with us. It was such a pleasant surprise to see him and gave me the strength to finish strong.

As we entered the final lap of the 10-miler, my sister, brother-in-law, and nieces greeted us as we entered the stadium. And as we were coming around to the finish line, I saw a beautiful Canon L lens pointed at us from the bleachers. It was my friend Chris, who also completed the Triple Crown and rocked it, he was peeking out from behind his camera and smiling. As we crossed the finish line, my friend Nick was waiting with his camera, too. I am so thankful for supportive friends who came out or waited for us after the race.

By the end of the week, I had completed almost 50 miles; my best week yet! I felt a little sad after it was all over. I don’t really know what’s next for me. I know I’m doing the Color Run in July. I think by then I would be able to run the full 3.1 miles. We’ll see…

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    Alan Ali
    April 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Awesome job Pam! I am very proud of you!

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      Pam
      April 11, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      That means so much coming from you, Alan! :)

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    Nick
    April 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    You did great. Your gonna end up whooping me in that Color Run.

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      Pam
      April 11, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      We’ll see about that. Don’t forget to sign up — the date is now 4/17 @ noon!

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    Christina
    April 14, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Pam I am SO PROUD OF YOU!! You always inspire me to keep my head up and keep moving forward!!

    You have come so far in such a short time and I cannot wait to see where this journey takes you next!!!

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