Why I’m Running 10K Races

Why I’m Running 10K Races

One week ago I ran my first 10K race since having my little baby munnchkin. Next Sunday I will also be lacing up my shoes and running another 10K race.

Pre-kids I planned out my races and mostly raced above 10k race distances. Now I’m willy nilly about my 10k races!

Hubby ran with me last weekend because at 6 months postpartum I’m lacking speed.

10k Race Info

These 2 races are both organized by MEC https://events.mec.ca/ and are only $15. You don’t get much for it, but all I’m after is a chip timed race.

The Real Reason

I’m pushing myself to run these races so I can submit a time for my upcoming Run Disney races in February. They have multiple corrals and place runners according to their anticipated finish time.  If you’re in a corral at the front you have short wait times when you meet characters in races and pose for pictures.

Tinker Bell and Shelby Hancock of Mouse House Mom at the Tinker Bell Half Marathon
The star of the day!

In my first RunDisney race, while in line to get a pic with Tinker Bell, the runner behind me explained that you run hard and go for good times when you’re not at Disney so that when you run Disney you get to enjoy the faster photo lines and less busy course.

 

My 10K Race Goal

I don’t like talking about times anymore because I want to be running sub 47 minute 10k races, but I’m happy to be less than an hour!

This reminds me of my running mantra, “Respect the distance” as it applies at different times and different distances. Sometimes just a 1 mile run seems daunting especially when you have run a marathon. Or you wake up with a cold and your usual 8k route feels like an ultra. If you persevere and just respect where you’re at, you’ll get through it.

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