Apr 22, 2013

And So It Begins...

Rockstar 8K
This is where it all starts. I've just registered for the first official race I'll run. I'm going to run the Rockstar 8K, which is right here in Burke, VA. In fact, the start / finish line is right around the corner from our house, so bonus points on location! As you might of guessed from the name, the race is 8K in length. That comes out to just under 5 miles (so says sir Google). It starts right around the corner, runs down Burke Centre Parkway, goes almost to Burke Lake Road, then turns around and comes back. The biggest incline is the long(ish) one in the beginning, that I've been running the past couple times out. 

And oh yeah, it's this weekend...

I'm supposed to run 4 miles this weekend, so I figure doing 5 is only cheating a little. The race has a 75 min time limit for the course, which is 15 minutes per mile, but I've been keeping under that. I did it for the 5K this past weekend, so I think I can keep it up for the other 3. I think being in the race, I'll probably have a little adrenaline to help too. [Man, that scares me to type something like that, like I actually am enjoying running. That can't be right.]

If anyone would like to join me, I'd welcome the company. I warn / remind you I do the run-walk-run of the Jeff Galloway plan, but feel free to join me on the road. I'm excited for the race though. I'll be working hard to do my best. All I want is to finish under the time and complete my first race. I was going to try and start with a 5K, but hey, that would make too much sense for me.

Guess it's time for me to run like a rockstar!
Hulk Hogan
Would this be appropriate attire?


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