In Lexington, the big event on the 4th of July isn't the fireworks at 10pm, it's the 10 km race at 7:30am. It's called the Bluegrass 10,000, and 3,015 participants finished yesterday. I came in 2,070th overall.
I didn't finish in a blazing time, but I was so proud just to cross the finish line without walking at any point. I ran it significantly faster than I thought I'd be able to, with an 11-minute mile pace. Keep in mind that I'm no small person.
|I had American Flag shorts on, too!|
It's been rough to train for, since searing heat has been pounding the Bluegrass region over the last month. It's also really early in the morning... for me. Regardless, I was successful, so now I can take a day or two off.
I really think ZUMBA has helped me gain the endurance to run further and faster over the past year, so now I just have to break the 30-minute curse.