I've had to let some time pass before I posted to the blog. What my blog readers don't know is that I've been training to run in my first 10K. The event was held here in Athens along with the marathon & commemorated the 2,500 anniversary of the original marathon from Marathon to Athens.
So I ran the race & I finished - kind of. Yes I finished the race but technically I didn't get to finish it. I was over the allotted 90 minutes so I didn't get to run into the stadium & have my final time recorded. I would have loved to do this. Confession time: I didn't realize I'd have a time limit. I found this out 3 hours before the race. I would have to run what my next goal was, 15 minute miles & I'm not there yet. These little legs don't move so fast!
|Start line for the 10K. We were a little crowded & inched up to the start line. My friends that ran the marathon took 20 minutes to get to the start!|
|The finish at the stadium|
|The 6k mark & the turnaround point at the arch|
|A little tiny spec of the moon|
|The streets of Athens|
|hospital - medical help anyone?|
|Getting lapped by the masses. The front runner of the 10K passed me at the 1.2 mile race mark. I got to cheer them on.|
|a Greek guard|
|LizNoel, Colleen, Rick & Linda|
Thanks to LizNoel who turned me from spectator & tourist on this trip to runner. I think I'm hooked! And to my husband who encourages me & sometimes has to pull me along kicking & screaming. You always challenge me & sometimes know my limits better than I do.