Saturday, August 4, 2007

My 1st 10K!!!

First of all, let me start by saying that my trip to Alaska was by far the most amazing vacation ever! I took just under 5 gigs of pictures/video. LOL. I may now also say that Alaska is the coolest place I've ever been running (literally and figuratively). I went for a nice 30 minute jog my second day up there, then we went for a 15 minute jog the morning we boarded the ferry (it started to rain and we still needed to pack the truck, so the run was short).

Other than walking quite a bit (talk about hills!!!), I didn't really work-out much. And I did give into french fries and some ice cream on my trip. hehe.

I ran 2 miles on the treadmill two days ago, when I got back. Then I took yesterday off, since I knew I was running this morning. This was my first 10K. I was worried that my time would be extremely terrible since I hadn't been working out consistently... my goal was to finish in 1 hour and 20 minutes (and secretly I really wanted to finish in 1 hour and 10 minutes, but I figured I'd get a cramp and have to walk). The weather was very hot and muggy this morning, but the course was flat and shaded, which was very nice. I even watched the sunrise over a lake, which was beautiful! I ended up finishing the race without stopping (YAY!) with a time of 1:02:29.931!!!!! I am so proud of myself!!!! Maybe next time, since I don't plan on vacationing anytime soon, I'll make it under an hour. Who knows! I'm just very proud of myself!

Well I still have unpacking to do. Have a great day all!!!!



  1. Wow, Jes! Congrats on that 10k!!! That's an awesome time and you should be really proud!!!
    Vacation does wonders, huh?

  2. Woohoo! Way to go, Jes! Congrats on your great accomplishment!

  3. Thank you both so much! I'm looking forward to signing up for my next 10K just to see if I can improve my time. lol. I hope you both have a wonderful week!!!


    PS Sorry my blog isn't nearly as amusing as Amy's, but mine will just make reading hers seem all that more enjoyable! LOL


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