My first 10k race

And so I kept running… even when I was in Cambodia.

Running path in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Running path in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Well, I did take July of 2012 off because it is just impossible to run in India with all that cow poop on the street, but when I came back, I jumped right into it and signed up for my first 10k. I had just bought a house and there was a race coming up in my brand new neighborhood that actually went right past my street. I thought it would be a great way to celebrate my new life and invite some friends for a pre-house warming party after the race. I wasn’t just going to be tired and smelly by myself though: I made them sign up for the race as well! S.L and B.S. did the 5k, I did the 10k with J.W., and M.H. did the half-marathon.

Of course I arrived only 2 minutes before the race started, but I made it on time. The first and the last miles were a little difficult because they were uphill, but everything in between was a blast. I was in the middle of the pack and after a while I got separated from the group and got a little lost. It was a small race and the signs were lacking on directions. I waited a couple of minutes for someone to pass me and then I just followed that person. If it wasn’t for that, I could’ve finished the race even faster than my 1h06m13s (10:40/mile).

With S.L. and B.S. before the race

With S.L. and B.S. before the race

With J.W. and Slick after the race

With J.W. and Slick after the race

After, everybody came to my new home for breakfast: mimosas and banana-nut muffins. I guess morning races are not so bad after all.

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