Saturday, June 11, 2011

NYRR Mini 10K

Hello my loves!!!!!!! I hope everyone is having a great weekend!!!!

Guess what I did today? I RAN MY FIRST 10K!!!!!!!!!! I participated in NYRR’s Mini 10


I started to prep for my race last night, and when I say prepping; I mean bothering Nik to make me a playlist (his music library is BANANAS!)

It only seemed right to kick off Mile 1 with “Run the World Girls” by Beyonce!!!!!

Mini10K Playlist

The Weather Gods were looking down on us and kept it nice and cool…granted the humidity was 96% but hey at least it wasn’t 96 degrees!

Nik came with me (thanks babes!!!!!) and caught some great pictures of the race…


do you spy mari?????

The first mile of the race was slow and steady, I kept reading in various Runner’s World Magazine that you should run your first mile about 2 minutes slower than the pace you wanted to finish with, so I tried to pace myself so I wouldn’t burn out…10:56 Pace

Mile 2: I gained some speed (10:03), I really loved that we started the race on the Streets of NY!

I snapped this picture while I was running =)


I don’t know what hit me but when Mile 3 rolled around, I was on a runners high and flew (must have been my sf redbull haha)…fastest split: 9:52

I guess I used all my energy for mile 3 because 4 was a tad slower and I had to start taking some walking breaks, especially on the hills…10:59

I gained some speed again by Mile 5 and I think it might have had something to do with this little dog cheering for us on the sideline! 10:15

Before I knew it, we were already on our 6th mile and I felt pretty good…and I felt even better when I saw Nik cheering me on! 10:23


And just like that, I completed my first 10K


I was a sweaty mess!)

And I received my first race medal!!!! I was never involved in sports as a kid so this was HUGE for me!


Here is my official time:


I really felt great during my race but after…not so much. I am not sure if it’s because of dehydration but I have been having the worse stomach cramps all day. I have been laying on my couch ever since I got home and took a shower…I hope this feeling goes bye bye.

Overall, I feel really great and I am proud of my accomplishments.



  1. Congratulations! You've come so far!

  2. AWESOME job!! You should feel SO proud of yourself!! :D

    Great looking playlist--love "the edge of glory" and "run the world"!!

  3. I am SO proud of you girl! You definitely rocked that 10K. Try drinking some coconut water. It has tons of potassium and I swear it does wonders for my muscles! I think I need to steal some of the songs from that iPod needs an update.


    You were the best looking girl/runner out there.

    I hope you're enjoying your weekend!

  5. Congrats on your first 10k. I hope I get there one day!

  6. good job my love on ur first 10k... u did so good!

  7. great job lady!!

  8. congrats on your first 10k.. that's a huge accomplishment and you should be so proud of yourself.. just started following your blog and really enjoy it :-) enjoy the week..

  9. GIRL! You kicked B-U-T-T! I knew you would and I hope this race makes you more confident in what you are capable of :)

  10. Congrats, Mari!! I'm so proud of you! You rocked that 10K!

  11. Holy Shizz Mari! That is an awesome time!! Woot!

    Doing the happy dance for you and hope that you are feeling better by today!!

  12. Great job on the run - you rocked it!

  13. Congrats on the run--hooray for it not being miserable outside! I like your playlist and the Where's Waldo/Mari pic :)


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