I needed some new tunes for running this race. I was so bored of my other playlists and once I get bored of my music, my running suffers. I found some new (to me) fun, motivating tunes that will also work for Spinning.
My husband grew up a few miles from the race location and then we lived close by for another four years. I drove on those roads quite often, and yet, I have no recollection of how hilly the course would be. The course description said that it was a flat course, however, it was anything but... Although the course had some steady elevation increases, it was a scenic and beautiful course.
The weather on Saturday morning was perfect. A crisp, fall morning which warmed up by the start of the race. The weather was quite possibly the best for any race I have run yet this year.
It felt so wonderful to cross that finish line. By the end of the race, my legs were on fire. I hadn't run more than five miles in the past few months. So I was proud of where I finished and look forward to hitting a new PR for a 10k in the next few months.