I'm still feeling hyped from the race yesterday. Man, was it so much fun!
On Sunday morning, 7:00 am, I ran the RUN10FEED10 10k sponsored by Women's Health Magazine. It was absolutely incredible. The inspiration behind the name is simple: run a 10k, feed 10 families within the local area. How cool is that?! That way, you get to impact not only a national foundation, but help your local community. And I was certainly feeling the community love yesterday. Here are some pics from the race :)
Taken at 6 am...the moon is still out... I got up at 5:00 am, got my gear together, and was out the door by 5:30 am. I arrived to Pier 84 just before 6:00 am, and there were already people ready to check in and warm up. It was crazy!
Ready to go :)
"Can I get a picture of you?" "I haven't had coffee, but sure..."
The count down begins. Above, the Editors of Women's Health Magazine. At this point, I was feeling the nerves. I hadn't run a race since God knows when, so at this point I was just trying to tell myself, it's just a run. You're just doing it with 999 people. (Actually, I think the total count was 1,020. Yep. That's a lot of peeps).
Run, Forest, RUN!!! Clocking in at officially a 44:52 time, 7:14 min/mile pace :)
Look, Ma, I did it!!
Overall, it was an incredible race, and I feel so lucky and grateful to have run it. It was filled with tons of inspirational and wonderful people. I would 100% do it again next year, but right now, I want to focus on another half marathon! Any suggestions for those?!
Have a lovely day :) If any of you have run the RUN10FEED10 in another city, how was it?!
Hey there and welcome! I'm a 20-something-year-old running, painting, and eating my way through NYC. Hope to see you along the way!