Monday, December 19, 2011

Reminiscing: my first competitive race

The other day I was looking through some of our old photos online and bumped into photos from my very first 10k! To back up, I did track in high school and ran for fun in college but this 10k in 2006 was the first race I ever ran competitively. Leave it to me to skip a 5k and go straight for the 10k.

I was living in Vancouver, BC which is such a healthy and motivating place to live. Everyone is fit, there are amazing trails to run, the scenery is gorgeous and it never gets too hot. This 10k was called the Richmond Flatlands 10k. Did you say flat? Sign me up!

I ran it by myself and it rained the entire run and my pony tail was just one large "dread" at the end but it was such an awesome experience and the race that truly set me on my course of bring a runner.

My first race packet and first race tee!
Off I go!
The last push

Made it!
It's so fun to remember back. A lot has changed in the last 5 years and it will be so fun to look back on these photos in another five!

Readers: Do you remember your first competitive race?



  1. I do. I was running for my high school cross country team and it was the Seaside Invitational. My coach bumped me straight to varsity as a first time sophomore and it freaked me out A LOT. The 800m on the dry sand almost killed me, but I still got a time just above 24 minutes, so I was thrilled!

  2. you look like such a baby! love it!

  3. I wish my memory was good enough to remember my first race! Looks like you caught the bug way back in 2006! I should really start a race memory book so I can recall these fun events!