Even though I have been clocking 10K’s for a while now, today was my first official race, Toronto Women’s Set the Pace 10K. It was a Women’s only race which was inspiring to see 4,000 strong women all out to get active and have fun. It was a perfectly cool morning and I had my dear friend Vanessa join me, which added fun and motivation. There is always a mix of nerves and excitement the morning of a race, so it is important to keep focused and having a run buddy makes it that much easier. I kept Vanessa in sight for the majority of the run, to help set my pace, as I knew I wanted to finish strong and within an hour. Vanessa is a speedy one (finished at 52:33) and I lost her around the 6K mark, but I kept on trekking and finished strong at 55:16! Finishing a race like today, helps put things back into focus and reminds you what you are capable of. Can’t wait to the next one!
Here are some shots from today’s race. Special shout out to Natalie who was our motivator, cheer squad, photographer, and always our runspiration 🙂
Go Get Your Run On. xx