Instead of signing up for a typical 5K, I decided to challenge myself and go for a 10K! I had never done this before, but I figured if I could successfully run a 5K, I could do a 10K.
On January 12th, it was a dark, windy morning and I was having second thoughts about the 6.2 miles I was about to run. However, I knew there was no backing down at this point. I kept a positive attitude and told myself that I’m going to just do it. Everyone who was challenging themselves to a 10K started first. At this point, it was just myself and my music from my ipod to keep me motivated.
It seemed like I was looking for the finish line the whole time, but could not find it. Once I hit mile 6, I could finally see it. I was so motivated at the last stretch, that I sprinted to cross the finish line. I was then greeted by my friends who cheered me on! I finished in a decent time, and I was so proud of myself for successfully completing my challenge. Next will be a half-marathon!