10 for 10th in ’10

Miles,  race, and year, that is.  Sounds suspiciously calculating, doesn’t it?  But it’s just a mere coincidence!  To break it down, that’s 7 5ks, 2 10ks, and 1 10-miler.

After two years of putting it off, I have finally conquered the Army Ten Miler.  I was able to beat my goal time of 1:35 by nearly 6 minutes.  Kudos to all my amazing friends for running and finishing the race this year, and a special thanks to my family and PV for coming to support me!

I also completed my original goal of running the race in my Vibrams.  It was actually quite surprising to see very few other runners in them — I only saw four other people, and of the four, two were my friends!  This made me feel like a walking advertisement as I had several people approach me with questions about them.  One person suggested I read Born to Run by Christopher McDougall — this is the book that started the barefoot/minimalist running craze.  I had heard of it before, but have not read it yet.  I will definitely add it to the list though.

Now, I want more.  I’m going to take it up a notch next year and attempt at least one of each of the following races:  a 10-miler, a half marathon, and a sprint triathlon.  Cheers to running and fitness!  What are your fitness goals for 2011?

post-script:  Check out the new micro-site for the Vibram Bikilas (NSFW): You Are The Technology

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One response to “10 for 10th in ’10

  1. you are so amazing pear! *bows*

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