My official 10K (6.2 miles) time for Sunday’s race was 57:45. I finished number 1580 out of 5110 finishers, and I was the 922nd male out of 1999. I am really pleased with the time and the pace (approx 9:19 min miles), especially since I only trained for the race for eight weeks. When I started the training, the maximum I could run at a time was around three miles.
My goal is to run a full marathon before next Thanksgiving (November 2010). Thanksgiving 2010 is significant to me, because it will be the 10-year anniversary of a very serious accident I had, in which I broke shattered both of my legs and my back. After reconstructing both of my ankles, some of my doctors were doubtful that I would ever be able to run and play sports again. It has taken a lot of physical therapy, a follow-up surgery, and a lot of running through pain to get to this point where I can run pain-free.
My younger sister ran the full marathon on Sunday, and finished just under 4:20. That was an awesome time for her first marathon!