Sunday, April 17, 2011

Take It All In (NYRR Run For The Parks 4 Miler)

Hello Everyone!!!!! I hope you guys are having a great weekend! I just came back from my race and I feel GREAT!

Today’s race was the NYRR City Parks Foundation Run for the Parks 4 Miler.

I woke up at 5:45, showered, got dressed, and then Nik dropped me off at the train station,where I met my friend Wanda from the gym; who was also running the race.

We made our way to Central Park and we couldn’t have asked for a better day for a race…it was sunny, breezy, and around 55 degrees…perrrrrrrrrfect!

We made our way through the crowds….and couldn’t wait to start!

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Wanda was excited!

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I was all smiles!

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Before I knew it, it was time to go and honestly I loved every part of this race. I am not saying that it was easy but I still loved it! Whenever I felt like giving up, I would repeat “I am a f’ing runner”. I welcomed every uphill and loved every downhill.

At one point; I had a little bit of trouble going up one of the hills and kept looking down at the ground while I was running. An older man who was volunteering noticed me and said “You look great..Take it All in” and at the moment I stopped caring so much about breaking my PR and looked up and smiled. I even imagined myself running down that very road in 2012 when I do the marathon…

These are my splits:

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During the 3rd mile, I stopped to get some water…Kind of regret stopping lol.

According to NYRR these are my numbers…

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And guess what? I still broke my PR! I beat my last 4 miler by 16 seconds (NYRR Time)….

After the race, I came home and was surprised by this…(Thanks babes!)

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If you look close at the note he wrote “fruit salad in fridge for breakfast”

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Which I enjoyed with 1% cottage cheese and Fiber One Cereal…

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I will leave you with this picture that I snapped of the future female marathon runners!!!!!

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Namaste…

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