Running my first 10K

Posted at 10:40 AM, Nov 20, 2016

This has been a year of firsts for me as far as races. Back in August I ran my first triathlon and Saturday I ran my first 10K.

I'm not really a runner, but I've always been an athlete. My co-blogger Allison Bourg has run the Annapolis Running Class half marathon the past two years. This year, she was a race ambassador and convinced me to sign up for the 10K.

See also: The Annapolis Running Class: A challenging and scenic course

I in turn invited two of my friends to participate with me. While my training didn't go as well as planned, race day was a very welcome surprise.

As many of you might know, working in the news business means odd hours, most of us don't work 9-5. I typically work in the late afternoons and evenings. With the race starting at 7 a.m., I was up at an hour I never see. 

Plus, I was able to see a gorgeous sunrise. I can't tell you the last time I was awake to see the sunrise. It was perfect, coming right up over the water in downtown Annapolis. It definitely distracted me and made those first two miles enjoyable.

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The distance turned out to be perfect for me. I took my time and I wasn't exhausted after finishing. My friends loved the race as well and we got very lucky with the weather. It was truly the perfect day for a race. Guess I have to thank Allison for "making me" sign up!

Any suggestions for what I should tackle next?

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