Outback Distance Classic 6k
November 27, 2008 (Thanksgiving Day)
Chip Time: 35:55
So I signed up for the Outback Distance Classic 6k (3.6 miles) shortly after I ran the Race for the Cure 5k the month prior. (I haven’t written a post for the Race for the Cure because I have no photos.) The Race for the Cure was an absolute disaster for me, because I was totally unprepared. The Race for the Cure was totally an eye opener. After that race, I actually started running and learning/reading more about running. (There was a point in the Race for the Cure I debated just stopping and going to my car since I practically ran right past it).
I was nervous going into this race because I really didn’t want a repeat of the horror that was the Race for the Cure. Thankfully Lauren, my roommate at the time, who was more into running that I was, offered to run the race with me. It helped me learn to pace myself a bit (no Garmin yet at this point)
At the end of the race, I actually felt good! It was actually amazing. This, I believe, was my turning point race. The race that officially got me hooked on running. (The free beer at the end didn’t hurt either)
Do you have a race that just turned you around and got you into running?