NYRR Mini 10K

11 Jun

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?

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2 Responses to “NYRR Mini 10K”

  1. Maris (In Good Taste) June 11, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    You did incredible and have every right to be very proud. This is an awesome post

    • Michelle June 11, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

      Aww thanks so much! I had a great time 🙂

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