Yesterday was the Geico 10k. I was running late, by my standards, and couldn't park as close as I would like. This meant that I didn't warm up the way I like to and that bothered me a bit. It wasn't a bad morning, despite worries about the remnants of Hurricane Ike disrupting the race. It was overcast, but very humid. We start and I start sort of fast. By the first turn-around, about a mile and a quarter I realize I'm going to have to slow down. I was hurting from almost the beginning, and was worried that I would have to walk some of this race. After we split from the 5k runners I had scaled back my pace into survival mode. I knew it wasn't a P R day, but still hoped to finish in the top three age group. After about 4 miles I started to feel a little better. I picked it up a bit, but we had an out and back hill to climb. I hung on to continue to hold off anyone behind me. I finished in 46:45, well over my best time. Oh well, you can't P R every time you go out but I did finish 3rd in my age group. One more medal to throw into the drawer.
Today I ran 10 miles around Hefner at a very easy pace. I wanted to run with the running club but after the race yesterday, my granddaughter called me and asked if she could spend the night with me. All other plans went out the window, and I went to pick her up. We had a great time together yesterday and today.