It was a GREAT day at the Army Ten Miler! The conditions were perfect: weather was perfect, the course was gorgeous, proper training under my belt--I knew I was ready.
I went out strong, but conservative, hitting 5:30 for the first mile and then easing in to a steady 5:40 pace after that. I felt strong and in control. I started to ease up on the way back up Independence Ave, but I fought back, motivated by 1LT Byler. I was able to push to the end and kick hard to run a 57:20.
The cheering squad! With awesome hand-painted signs!
Our guys did a fantastic job this year. We FINALLY beat the Brazilians and WON the International Division! I called it!!!
I am so proud of my Mom and Sister for kicking butt in the race today! It was the first ATM for both of them and I think they will be making an annual show! I am so proud! I love you!