This morning was the annual New York Road Runners Mini 10K. The Mini started in 1972 marking this year as the 40th year. It began as a celebration of women’s running; a celebration that continues to this day.
This year’s race was dedicated to Grete Waltz. Grete was a nine-time NYC marathon winner and five-time Mini 10K winner. Just two months ago, she lost a long battle with cancer.
It’s humbling and inspiring to think of Grete and all the strong women runners that have paved the way for the rest of us. When I was struggling to get to the finish line, I thought of all that they’d accomplished, and it gave me the strength to keep going.
I covered the entire 6.2 mile course in 54 minutes and 3 seconds. I couldn’t be happier. It isn’t a personal record, but I know that I gave it my best! I’m already looking forward to next year’s race 🙂
Have you ever run a road race? Did you enjoy it?