I’m so excited to share this experience with all of you. Sorry I didn’t post this sooner and I’ve been MIA for the past couple days. But I recently started a new job and my orientation is ALL DAY for this whole week. So my sleep has been off and my gym schedule is all messed up! But I’ll be back to my regular routine on Monday!
So this past Monday on the 4th, I ran my first 10K race! It was the Harvard Pilgrim Road Race and took place at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.
Sorry for this obnoxiously awful picture, but I took it while driving (not during the race, I didn’t run with my camera but I wish I did!) I drive through Foxboro everyday on my way to work!
The race was so much fun! First off, Foxboro is such a cute little town. The whole area is actually really nice (surrounding towns like Wrentham, Franklin, Walpole, Mansfield, Easton, etc.) Those are all just suburban towns. The race was very flat, which was nice and easy to adjust to! I was pretty nervous about the race for a ton of reasons. For one, it was my 1st 10k ever, second, I hadn’t run 6 miles since high school (the furtherst I ran while training was 5 miles), and I was running with Lindsey, who is a naturally amazing endurance runner. But I stayed optimistic and excited! I had 3 goals for this race: 1. Run the entire race, 2. Keep up with Lindsey, and 3. Have fun! And I’m happy to conclude that I accomplished all 3 of those goals!
On the morning of the race, I woke up early and planned on meeting Lindsey there really early to pick up our shirts and numbers. Since I only live 15 minutes away, I obviously got there pretty fast. (BTW, it is so cool to live close to Gillete Stadium—please try to contain your jealousy). 😉 (** And, if your ever in MA, don’t just go to Boston. You all know what a city is right? Ok good. So go to other cool places in MA like Gillette, Cape Cod & Plymouth!)
Anyways, I’m digressing. So I arrived to Gillette with my mom at 8am and met up with Lindsey. I couldn’t believe there were over 3,000 people there!
& then before the race, I had my mom take a few “practice” pictures, since you know, a lot of older people tend to be technologically challenged. 😉 & I wanted her to be able to take pictures of the race!