This morning I ran my first 10k! A group of us from work participated in a charity run. 4 of us did the 10k and 3 did a 3k.
It was a chilly start for the 1st day of June in Nebraska. I was cold to start, but quickly warmed up and shed my jacket. I should have left it in the car in hindsight, but I am not used to the fact that I will warm up quickly. I got to run with a coworker and that was fun and helped keep my mind off if whether I could do it or not. I was nervous that I’d be able to run all 6 miles.
My training schedule for the Nike’s Women’s Half marathon had me running 4 miles today so either way it was a new record for me. My plan was to run the 4 and then walk when/if I needed to. I kept going to mile 5, then walked up a hill, and kept going!
I was tired at the end, but felt good. I just wish I thought enough to take some pictures to document it!
After the run, a few of us went to my boss’s house for breakfast. It was delish!
Tonight, I’m struggling a bit with a sore hip flexor and sore kneecaps. A friend recommended new shoes (which I’ve been thinking I needed anyway), and stretching my hip flexors.
I know I’ve been lacking in the stretching. What are your favorite stretches?