That was a blast! Charleston SC, April 5th 2014. Will be the 37th annual Cooper River Bridge Run!
I will be there!
I was up at 6:30am got a shower got dressed and warmed up a ham biscuit. Out the door I went with my directions in hand. I munched on my biscuit and walked through the neighborhood in the dark. Got through eating and found a trash can.
A mile and a half later I was at the start. I got there way early and had to wait a while but it wasn't to long. 8am the invitees went off and my group went off about 25 minutes later.
I ran the whole thing, up over and down through Charleston I went. One hour two minutes and 26 seconds later I had ran my first 10k! 6.2 miles.
Until Saturday the furthest I had ever ran in a race was 4 miles. I swear I was so proud of myself I almost cried. I finished 6387th male finisher and 10782 overall! Out of 39000 people!!!!!!
I started running about 2 weeks after Christmas, I started swimming right before Christmas. I stopped smoking back in August! I have lost 20 pounds and feel great. I honestly didn't know if I could run that far or not.
With that being my goal, just don't stop! I made it and know I can do better! If I hadn't had to go through so many people I would have been under the hour mark.
Now I need another foot race!
Until then, back in the pool tomorrow am and mountain bike tomorrow night......
Believe me, you can do anything if you put your mind to it!