I now have a heightened appreciation for runners. Never having participated in a race (of any kind), I decided theres no time like the present to make a change. So I gave Brooklyns Rock n Roll 10k a try. If theres one thing I learned, it was that training is essential; my lack of preparation didnt make crossing the finish line any easier.
What did make running a little bit less arduous was my carefully selected playlist and my head-to-toe Brooks getup, including their super sweet Glycerin 11 sneakers. If nothing else, I totally looked the part. My goal was to joggranted, at a very slow pacethe entire course without stopping or even walking. When I did that successfully I made sure to let everyone know. In addition to the bragging rights, I rewarded myself by eating a ½ pound of pasta later that night with zero guiltwin, win. Im definitely no Joan Benoit but I already signed up for my next race.