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April 11, 2010

I did it!

I did it! I did it! I ran my first race! I ran 6.2 miles of rolling hills along a beautiful coast line in Massachusetts. Almost the entire race was run along the beach with a gorgeous sight line and a very refreshing breeze. Sounds perfect doesn't it?

Well let me tell you, that race f*cking killed!

Oh my goodness! It was SO difficult! Now, I didn't have any problems with my foot or my hip (as I was having all week), but it was such a tough course! Right after the first mile, we came up on an enormous hill and each hill came to a slight drop and then went up again. It was like a roller coaster!

The first two miles were definitely the hardest for me and then I sort of got into my groove and kept going. Around mile 3, we came up on this really tough hill and my right foot just went completely numb. By mile 4, my left foot had gone numb! Now, I wasn't too worried as I know that this is just a really bad sign that I need to change my shoes, but by 4.5, I had to stop and walk to get the feeling back in my feet! My friend Kathleen who ran with me was so great and just jogged alongside me and said, "We start together, we finish together" and that's just what we did.

I walked for about half a mile and then picked up the pace and sprinted right through the finish line and it was a wonderful feeling! It was also great because Cohasset is such a small little town and the entire town comes out to cheer on the runners which was awesome!

Thanks to all my lovely readers for the encouragement, well wishes and support! I was definitely thinking about you around Mile 5 when I started running again!

I have to say though, my playlist for this race was AWESOME! I accidentally hit Shuffle when I started so I never knew what was coming but each song came on at just the right time! So, I'll post my play list and leave you all for the night! *Note: This is not the order of the play list, just the songs on it.* Look out tomorrow for this week's training schedule! (Don't worry, I'm not crazy! I'm definitely taking it easy this week!)

Cohasset 10k Road Race by the Sea Playlist
"I Don't Want to Lose Your Love Tonight" - The Outfield
"I Gotta Feeling" - Black Eyed Peas
"Tik Tok" - Ke$ha
"Hey Soul Sister" - Train
"Good Girls Go Bad" - Cobra Starship
"Love Drunk" - Boys Like Girls"
"The Way You Make Me Feel" - Michael Jackson
"Candle 'Sick and Tired' - The White Tie Affair
"Check Yes Juliet" - We the Kings
"Jessie's Girl" - Rick Springfield
"Five Minutes to Midnight"  Boys LIke Girls
"Shake It" - Metrostation
"Viva La Vida" - Coldplay
"Misery Business" - Paramore
"Run Around" - Blues Traveler
"Bad Romance" - Lady Gaga
"Lollipop" - Mika

15 comments:

  1. Congrats on finishing your race. You did so well! Love the playlist too :)

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  2. yay! Glad you enjoyed your race, it's addicting. I have a race in a week, I'm excited!

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  3. uhmmm CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    First of all- our running playlist = almost the same.

    Second of all- I left you a gift on my most recent post!!!

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  4. I love the play list! Im so proud of you! And I cannot Wait to see you in a few weekends!

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  5. look at you...you skipped right over the 5k and got down to business! I HATE hills so CONGRATS are definitely in order!!!

    I love Paramore, esp. Misery Business it definitely is a good running song!

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  6. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment :) I'm following you now too xx

    Have a lovely Monday!!!

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  7. Congrats on the race! What a great accomplishment, especially since the course sounds pretty challenging!

    I've had that Ke$ha track stuck in my head all weekend!

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  8. Congrats on your race too! Not only did you beat my time- but you had to run on hills! I think I would have rather died than run up a hill (I live in FL- where is it flat) way to go!

    I'm doing the Rock and Roll half marathon in VA Beach.

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  9. Funny you should mention that- I was already checking that app on your blog. I'm def going to add it to mine. I need all the help/motivation I can get!

    Love your blog too- you've been added to my "blog stalking" list.

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  10. I watched the Biggest Loser season when Ron and his son were on it. I can see your obsession :) It's easy to get pulled in!

    I'll definitely share some Newport tips for you soon =) There are a lot of fun things to do! xx

    http://hopechella.blogspot.com/

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  11. Congrats! I'm thinking of doing a race of sorts myself this summer, but just the thought of it makes me nervous. I'm going to check out your preparation plan and possibly start training. We'll see how it goes. I'm not completely convinced that I want to do it yet. That may be part of my problem.

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  12. Congrats!! That's so awesome :-) You must be proud of yourself!

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  13. congrats on your first race!! Having an amazing playlist is definitely a big help :) I currently adore that song "Billionare" ;)

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