The results are in! For the first time I ran the ENTIRE 10k race and finished with a time of 1:09:18! I am so thrilled because I was hoping to finish under 70 minutes, and I just made it!
Here is where you can see all of the results from the race, I was bib # 8139.
The race was perfect, it was chilly, sunny, and gorgeous in Cincinnati. The course was the same as usual, so it was comfortable. There are 4 hills on the course, and I even jogged up all of them! I was so worried because my longest run before this was 4.6 miles, but I didn't feel like I was really struggling to keep going until the last half mile. However, at mile 6 I saw that I was 3 minutes away from a total time of 70 minutes, so I had to pick it up and make it in time!
I got new running shoes the day before (to be posted at a later time) and the owner told me I should be ok to wear them, and I was! They were so comfortable and they really did feel great the entire race.
Next year, I'm hoping to complete the 10k in 65 minutes, but I'm doing my next 10k in April, so if I can cut a few minutes off for that one, I might even get down to 60 (It's the 100th running of the 10k, so I'd love for my time to be 1:00!)
We didn't get any pictures at the race, just in the car before. As you can see, my sister and husband were not thrilled about photos...but when the professional ones are posted, I'll see if I can get some of them on here.