Whoo, hoo! We did it! As you know, we signed up for the Nike+ 10k Human Race a few months back mainly as an excuse to check out Berlin, but also for bragging rights of having run 6.25 miles. We even put together a little team. We roped in a couple of our new expat friends here in Zurich and convinced my dad to sign up and run back in South Dakota. So fun. Our first race ever, together, and in Berlin.
I was so worried about my music list before I left. I laugh now. I barely even heard what was playing. The race went by so fast. On my final stretch back to the Gate, I was thinking how quickly this race seemed to pass by. I couldn't have been running for an hour. No way. With all the craziness at the start, somehow this was a great run for me. I realize I didn't come in under an hour, but being able to just finish the run was an accomplishment for me. I am not a runner by any means.
The crowd of runners was definitely a distraction, but the people lined up along the streets cheering all of us on was a huge boost. This race did teach me something. I think I need to run something further. Don't you? Can you see a half marathon in my future? I am not making any promises, but if anyone knows of a solid beginner half in Europe...let me know. I may be interested.
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