Saturday my daughter and I completed the Hope for the Warriors 10K Race. It was a glorious morning for running! A beautiful, rather chilly, 55 degrees when we got there at about 6:40. The neighborhood we run in is nice as it is, but with bright sun and cool temps it was just lovely.
My daughter wanted to use the Garmin to help her push herself but not head out to fast, so I gave it to her to use and ran the race going by how my body felt. I had practiced doing a run going by what felt good for my body and then looked at my Garmin to make sure I wasn't going too slowly. So, I was confident that I could manage to keep a steady pace that would push myself just a little, but also allow me to finish strong.
Since she is faster than me, I wasn't there to see her cross the finish line. However, both she and her sister were there to cheer me across. It was a great moment to take a picture with her and know that we were able to train and run this race together.
We finished up our fun morning with what is becoming a tradition of going to breakfast. We chose Cracker Barrel. There's always a handful of people at our local Cracker Barrel with running gear or race t-shirts on and it's fun to be part of the "crowd".
I'm very proud of my daughter for training for and completing her first 10K. She'd never run six miles until this past Saturday and she finished well. It was one of those moments that reminded me again how grateful I am for this new ending in my life...the ending that includes being healthy and physically fit.
Thanks to my goofy bacon-eyed daughter for taking pictures of us at the race. :)