Now that I’m no longer injured, I wanted to run one last race in 2011. Unfortunately, my schedule didn’t allow me to run any of the local races in December. Thankfully, I found the Home for the Holidays Virtual 10K to run.
I wanted to wear a holiday outfit, but I don’t really have any “Christmasy” running clothes. I thought about wearing a Bucky Badger hat, but honestly it just wasn’t cold enough out.
Instead I wore one of my Christmas presents: a pair of Brooks Pure Connect. My kids really know how spoil me!
I haven’t set many goals lately. I’ve just been focused on rebuilding my endurance. I decided to actually try to push myself today.
C Goal: Finish the entire distance upright and smiling. Since I was running in new shoes, there was a chance this might not happen.
B Goal: Finish every mile at a 10:00 minute pace or faster.
A Goal: Finish in under one hour.
I’m happy to say I finished in 59:03, which is my fastest 10k in 2011. I negative split the run AND I didn’t puke. All good things.
As I was walking my cool down, I came upon these two guys:
Apparently Santa and Snoopy went on a bender after the presents were all delivered!