A Year Ago I Ran My First 10k!

A year ago on Monday marked my 10k anniversary.  On July 14, 2013 I ran my first 10k, the Biggest Loser 10k, here in DC.  It was the first time that I ran a race of a distance further than a 5k.

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Its hard to believe just how far I’ve come in the past year!  Since then, I’ve completed three additional 10ks, as well as a ten miler and two half marathons.  My next 10k won’t be until September when I run the Dulles Day 10k on the Runway (you can check out my recap of the 5k from last year here).  Since I powerwalked my last 10k in January, and haven’t run a 10k race since October, I’m very interested to see how much I can improve my finish time by, especially since the Dulles Day 10k course is on the airport runway at Dulles Airport and will be super flat.

Here’s to many more 10ks in the future, as well as other long distance races!

QOTD: What milestone race did you run a year ago?

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16 Responses to A Year Ago I Ran My First 10k!

  1. You have made great strides girl! That dulles course sound interesting. Is it an old runway they use?

  2. Chaitali says:

    Oh, I was looking for a race in September and thinking about the Dulles one. I’m going to go check out your review 🙂 It’s amazing how far you’ve come in a year! This time last year I think I had just started running in order to try to prepare for a color run 5k in September.

  3. The airport runway? That sounds kinda cool! I just ran my first 10k this year. I loved the distance; not too long, not too short! Happy anniversary!

  4. Piper's Run says:

    A year ago I ran my first (and maybe last) Mud Hero run. I was 6 months postpartum…it was a blast but I focused on nursing my little one and not hyrdating/eating for me. It was a bad combo in the end.

  5. jillconyers says:

    Happy raceiversary. Sure I just made that up but it fits! I see many more races in your future 🙂

  6. Jan says:

    It’s so fun to look back a year ago! I ran my first 10k last year, too. I had run a half the year before but never a 10k. I still think it’s my favorite distance!

  7. Happy runniversary! I haven’t been running for a year so I can’t say the same, but 7 months ago I completed my first 5k and it is an awesome feeling! Congrats on your accomplishments!!

  8. Jennifer says:

    Seems like you have been running forever now! I will have to check out your Dulles Runway recap, I remember it was on a list of races you recommend so I am excited about it!

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