Running my first 10k

20 May

I’ve always considered myself a runner, mostly because of my love for soccer. Running was, and is, a great way to stay in shape. Over the years, however, it’s become more than that. It’s how I unwind and give myself time to think.

I’m not a fast runner, and I don’t usually do more than 3 to 4 miles at a time, but I run. I love this quote from Fred Lebow, the New York City Marathon co-founder:

“In running, it doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that.”

This past weekend, I completed my first 10k at the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and it was awesome. The running community is so supportive, whether you come in first or last, and Cleveland did a great job of organizing the event.

I can’t deny I’m a little sore today, but I feel proud in finishing the race.

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Are you a runner? What do you love about the sport?

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3 Responses to “Running my first 10k”

  1. runner1313 05/20/2013 at 4:22 pm #

    Big time runner here. Love everything about it, other than injuries. Love the running community, so what you said about “feeling the love”, is so true. Congrats on your first 10k. Did you get bitten by the racing bug?

    • The Wild Child 05/20/2013 at 4:38 pm #

      Will definitely keep doing races – might even try for a half marathon in the future! I play soccer year round, and that’s my true love. Running is my second favorite workout.

  2. Uncle Bob 05/21/2013 at 12:47 am #

    Being an old “dude” I don’t run anymore— I still enjoy several hours a week on the eliptical machine at the gym (P.S. I read a book while doing that – can’t do that running!) :-)

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