Being a small local race, it did not have a race timer. The race would be 2 loops on the walking trail and marked with blue chalk. I was confused about where to turn but I figure I would follow the other runners! At 9 am the race started and it was starting to get hot. I found myself towards the front of the small pack of runners. There were 2 other runners ahead of me and I was the first female runner so far. I was exciting how well I was doing in this race. I wanted to win first overall female so I kept up my pace and even ran faster at certain spots. I did not look back to see where the other runners were.
I did not pass or see any other runners/walkers during the race except for the 2 other runners ahead of me during the start of the race!
I was the first female to finish the race and the top 3 finisher. This was the first time I won the overall female category! I am your average runner so a win like this was awesome!
Unfortunately, I let an incident upset me at the race (even though I was able to resolve it before hand). I let it overshadow my win and instead focused on my frustration yesterday.
Today, I woke up feeling better and not bitter.. I do not have to hold on to negativity forever! I think my marathon training really helped me to work on being more positive and not to hold on to negativity (for too long)!
This has been a specular month for me. Completing my first marathon and winning the overall female. There is only one "first" marathon and my "first" time winning the top female runner so I should and will relish in my success.
Today, I choose to be positive :)