10.10.10: THE CHICAGO MARATHON: This Marathon I have so many mixed emotions about because it was going so well at the half...13.1 split was 1:16.. The middle of the race was one big adrenaline rush, crowds of people cheered, I felt amazing. My legs were strong, I was ready to attack...
Unfortunately, it was not the way I envisioned it to be. I had always wanted to run this race-it is a beautiful city, and the crowds are spectacular. Despite slowing considerably to a shuffle after 16 miles, I still finished the race, which I do not regret. My time was 3:04. I have questioned my ability as a marathoner, I have questioned whether I am able to push through. My PR is 2:38, which Dave thinks is my softest PR compared to my other times. But I have conquered the marathon before(twice)...I hope one day I will come back to Chicago and conquer.
November 9, 2010: Dark times. The death of my cousin was and is still a very difficult time for me to accept. Jeff meant so much to me, and I will never forget him. I decided to run the Veterans Day 10K to honor him.
November 25, 2010 and December 12, 2010: My last 2 races of 2010 were high placings, 5th at the YMCA Turkey Chase 10K in Bethesda in 32:54 over rolling hills and a 3rd place finish at the Jingle All the Way 10K in a current personal best of 32:51.