Tuesday, May 13, 2014

I did a fun run!

I’ve been wanting to do a fun run for a while now and almost signed up to the nike she runs 10km until I realised it was sold out. I saw the Mother’s Day Classic was only 8km and thought it might be better for me since the farthest I’d run in a very long time was 7km. Thank goodness I did only 8km as by that last km my body started to struggle a lot more.

I got our friend T and Steve’s sis D in on the fun and at the last minute we created a team for the run. I don’t know about you, but I often make plans to get up early and realise how stupid that was come the morning. Well, this was no difference. I woke up at 6am thinking ‘why, oh why did I sign up for this?’. Once I got out of bed and got dressed I was more in the mood and we headed out the door to make our way there.
S didn’t participate as he’d been studying the weeks prior for an exam so hadn’t had time to do much running. He was our official photographer/videographer/cheer person and every time I ran past him (he moved around the course), I heard ‘GO RHI’.
I felt like I was running really slow the whole time, so I was really surprised when I got in and the time said 39 minutes 58 seconds putting my place at 30/312 in my age group. I had run at a 5 minute/ km pace and I was really pleased with that. T is a really good runner and came in at only 32 minutes 25 seconds. D was not too far behind me, so all in all we did really well. I was just happy that both D and I pulled through and did the race as there were definitely points where we were going to back out.
Perhaps next time I’ll be ready for a 10km fun run!
Have you ever done a fun run?


  1. Congratulations for winning the fun run.

  2. Yay! You look good in the picture-in your stride!! x

  3. GO YOU! And I feel ya on those on early morning wake up calls come race day. Always a bummer:-P


  4. Awesome!! Such a good feeling when you finish though!