I’ve been asked quite a few times, aren’t I wasting my money registering for these 5K/10K races. My answer:
It’s not a waste of money. I’m not here to show off. The medals and bibs I display in my home are to inspire my children. I want them to say, “If mommy can do it, I can do it too!”
For those who clearly do not have children, or have no desire to inspire, I get it why you would think it’s a waste of money. On my behalf, I’m proving myself my body is capable of doing something great, not just crossing the finishing line. My mind, body, and soul are all in tuned, and coming home with a fantastic glow on my face, with a shinny medal is just a prize. The LARGER prize I receive is when I arrive home from my race, and sharing my race with my children. And that is definitely something you can’t buy. For those who like applying a dollar amount on everything. There you go, literally, my registration fee to my race is to the bib and medal I can show to my children. Happy? (Pffft. SMH)
With that said, I can run continue running everyday, working hard, waking up early E V E R Y D A Y, eating right, stretching, foam rolling and THEN come home hot and sweaty, miles are documented on my running app, my body and mind are fulfilled, but my children won’t care. They witness mommy running everyday, and see me collecting these medals.
Now lets breeze to my results of my last 10K!!
Can we all giggle a little because I am again in the top 10 of my age division?! Celebrating and embracing my ability to keep the same position, I also improved my pace time by a minute, within a week from my last lace
(Click here to read about more from last weeks 10K!)
Top 1o Female 10K 25-29
I’m very satisfied and content with the end result. Too be absolutely honest, I was not able to run at all that much this week due to a family emergency. I stuck with other at home routines (abs, knees, legs) all at home. SO it’s surprising to me I was able to still stay within the top 10 in my age division. Very proud of myself.
Here are some photos from the race! Enjoy!
(Photos provided by Brazen Racing)
The race was held at the San Leandro Marina (about 50 minutes from San Francisco).
Located off Monarch Bay Drive, this 30-acre regional park that borders the beautiful San Leandro Shoreline.
Look at the intensity… And the bayshore view.
Continue to follow me as I train for my first Half Marathon later in the year!! I’m very excited to share my journey, and hope I can inspire anyone else out there!!!