Ran my first 10K race today. My goal was to finish in under 52 minutes and I finished in 52:08, so I just missed my goal. We ran in Cape Vincent along the St. Lawrence, so it was pretty windy.
I made the mistake of assuming that they would have food for us before the race, which they didn't. So I was pretty hungry given that the race started at 10AM. The mistake that I DIDN'T make was taking off like a bat out of hell when they said GO. So many people did that and they were totally burned out less then a mile in because they had taken off at a sprint. There is a tendency to get caught up in your adrenaline and take off, which I started to and then backed off.
I did have the disappointment of getting up this morning and saw the scale still sitting at 121. I really thought I would be down this week. But I did take 3rd place in my age group for women and got a ribbon. For someone who never ran a mile straight until last year and is 13 weeks out of surgery, I guess that's not too bad.