I came, I jogged, I conquered!
My Rockville Rotary Twilight 8K results: 46:53, or 9:26-minute-mile pace; 358/1074 women; 76/193 women in my age group
You may be wondering why I’m motivated by such seemingly lackluster race results. While a super-fast race is inspirational and motivational for all the obvious reasons (i.e., if I can do that, what *else* can I do?), I’m actually pretty pumped that with minimal running-specific training, I was able to easily, comfortably complete a 5-mile race at a perfectly respectable pace. My legs were tired the last mile—I tried to accelerate in the last stretch of the race, but my quads respectfully declined to do so—but overall, it was just a good, fun workout followed by a cool block party with a live band and free beer, leaving me with a general feeling of: “Again! Let’s do it again!”
What’s motivating you this week?