WOOHOO!!! Yesterday was the Hot Chocolate 10k in Asheville, NC. If you know anything about this race, the last 1K is straight uphill...and not a little bit but a steep incline. I knew I was going to have to walk up the hill at the end so my first goal that I set was to run the first 2 miles without walking. As I ran past the first mile, I heard the best sound ever...11:36...wow! I was really pumped...my goal was to stay under 13:30/mile pace...the pace I hope to keep for Disney. And then came mile 2...23 something...alright I can do this...I can make it to 3 miles without walking. I passed Ty right before 3 miles...thanks for standing in 19 degrees and cheering for me. I ran around the park and over the bridge...the 4 mile mark is too much farther..I can make it. As I pass Ty again, I yell to him that I haven't walked yet and I get a little teary as he yells for me that my pace is awesome. I'm slowing down a little bit but still haven't walked...I get to mile 5. Calves are starting to burn a little bit and my back is killing me. Probably around 5.25 and 5.5 miles I cave and walk a little bit. But I know that I need to run to the hill because then I will have to walk. I walk the hill and get to the 6 mile mark..76 something. Not going to make my goal of under 1:15 but just want to finish the dang hill :) I cross the finish line at 1:20...wow!!! That is 9 minutes+ off my Turkey Trot time and would have been even more if it wasn't for the hill. I am totally proud of myself and so is Ty....I couldn't be happier with my performance!!
And to top it all off..I found a Livestrong ear warmer at Dick's and had my hair had grown long enough to donate to Locks of Love!!!!
Such a great day yesterday!!! Pictures of the race will be up when we get home tonight!!!