Running Highlights – and soon to be 10 Mile Race

Posted September 29, 2010 by Marcy Twete in Life After Five

After months of training and anticipation, and really – nearly 10 months of leading up to this. The date is almost here! THE TC 10 MILE IS SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!

Sunday, I ran my last long training run of 8 miles – and I’d be lying if I said I weren’t a little emotional. Actually – a lot emotional. After the run, I lay on my bed thinking about everything that has happened regarding my running self in the last 10 months.

A few highlights stuck out in my head:

  • That first day. When my trainer, Matt, said, “We’re going to run today.” And I replied, “Umm, no. I don’t run.” He pushed me and eventually got me to conceded to running just 30 seconds. And after realizing I not only could do it, but that I wasn’t even winded doing it…I kept going.
  • Laboring through on the treadmill to get to 10 minutes. I remember the first week I ever had to run 8 minutes straight I was so terrified, I avoided it for three days!
  • The first time I ran 20 minutes for the first time was a huge breakthrough for me. I was so proud of myself.
  • Running my first 5K – what an amazing experience. Running for Komen for the Cure was so rewarding, and having an amazing running partner in both Twitter Guy and his sister was awesome. I can’t believe how far I’ve come since then.
  • Quitting my first 10K – yes, this was a big one. Remembering now what “unprepared” looks and feels like, I know I’ll never be there again. I am as prepared as I can be for this weekend and feel phenomenal going into it.

So wish me luck, blogosphere, because I might just need it. My parents are coming to cheer us on and I’m so looking forward to the race (and not just the finish line, either). I know I can do it. It’s been a long time coming, but here I am.

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."



    i'll be thinking of you!

    Gina Marie

    Long time reader, first time commenter 🙂

    I'm so excited for you! Best of luck- you'll rock it!


    You can do this, and you WILL do this!!! That finish line is waiting for you, and after you cross it, your life will never be the same.

    "Run if you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must – but keep moving forward."
    -Nicholas Karnazes, father of UltraMarathon Man Dean Karnazes

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