So last Sunday was the first Run the District event called the Chuckle Run. I was so excited to be selected as one of the Run the District ambassadors, but not super pumped about my stress fracture. How could I be running ambassador and not run? Well, I walked. Yup, I walked my very first race ever. And I have to say it was pretty incredible.
Besides the pouring rain and freezing wind, I really enjoyed the Chuckle Run. And walking the race has given me a whole new perspective. While waiting at the start I found myself surprisingly relaxed. Gone was all that nervous, anxious energy I usually have before a race. No fiddling with my iPod or my watch, no last minute shoe adjustments or freaking out because I forgot something. I just stood in the rain, with my tutu and frog umbrella and waited. When the horn blew I headed out, back of the pack with a brisk walk.
|There's me at the back with the tutu & froggie umbrella.|
|Our fave Cop photo bomb!|
Throwing away all those self doubts, goals and pressures for a race was so liberating. Running (or walking) without a care was fantastic. And the best part was getting to watch Shannon cross the finish line ahead of me. I was so excited for her!
|There's goes Shannon, kickin' my butt!|
What's next for me? Well, Run to the BBQ is in a couple weeks and I will be walking it too...but who cares? I don't!