Sunday, October 10, 2010

Kennedy Drive 8k

I really didn't want to run this race. I made up my mind early in the week to volunteer at the Kennedy Drive 8k. How could I have possibly run this race knowing that I was going to party it up the night before at Sharon Munoz's quinceaƱera? Sharon, by the way, is a member of the Dolphin South End Runners, the running club that I belong to. She (pictured below with me on race day--yes, the girl showed up to run a few hours after her big party!) and her father invited me to share in her special day. I knew I was going to over indulge in cake and stay out to the wee hours of the night, so it was definitely best for me to serve the club as a volunteer. Only problem is that I forgot to email the race director, so I had not choice but to run it.

I really surprised myself on race day. Amazingly enough, I kept a steady pace all the way through and finished in 55:24. That's an 11:08 pace. How ironic that I woke up at 7am to run an 8k at 9am on 10/10/10, and I achieved an 11 minute pace. SWEET! This brings much a lot of confidence leading up to next weekend's Long Beach Marathon. I seriously do believe that I can achieve a PR!

By the way, I got to showcase my ballroom dancing skills with the guest of honor last night. While everyone waltzed, I shook it up and performed the tango. Thanks Sharon for being a good sport. I'm glad you didn't fall!