I didn’t know what to expect for a 5 mile run through downtown Cleveland. I’m very happy with the run and the results.
I finished in 45:51 with a 9:11 average. I broke 4 of my personal records (400m, 1/2 mile, 1K and 2 mile) and got second on two others (1 mile and 5K). Mile 3.25 to 4.25 sucked as we hit every hill in downtown Cleveland, but I shortened my stride and focused on breathing. I kept a good pace throughout the race and luckily for me the adrenalin took over at the beginning and I went out a bit quicker.
It has been a tough week for me. My Mom passed and it didn’t hit me until the funeral. I pushed myself too hard and broke. Luckily I have a great support group in my wife, sons, family, friends and colleagues. They picked me up and helped me. I’m dedicating this run to my Mom, but also to those people around me that have shown me this week that it is okay for me to just take time and focus on me.
I learned a lot of lessons this week in this health journey I am on. I’m making changes to be a better me. The best lesson I learned…I know I’m never in anything alone.
Decide to dominate!
UPDATE: Official results have me at 80 out of 127 in my age group and 988 out of 2238 overall. Very happy with my results!