Finishing the Scenic 10
Finishing the Scenic 10,
originally uploaded by Kate O’.

Just got these pictures back from brightroom.com and thought I’d share. This year’s Park Forest Scenic 10 mile race really took it out of me, but I finished, and that’s the important thing. Or maybe the important thing is I’ll do better next year. Either way, it’s over for this year, and I’m glad. 🙂

Picture of me finishing the Scenic 10

10 thoughts on “Picture of me finishing the Scenic 10

  • September 13, 2005 at 11:06 pm
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    Congrats! That is an awesome accomplishment. Go you!

    I am currently taking a 10km running class. Did my long run for this week – 7.5km – and found it pretty tough. I think we’ll be doing hills during our class this week. Eek!

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  • September 13, 2005 at 11:38 pm
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    Oh, this is wonderful. Congratulations!

    -J

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  • September 14, 2005 at 7:26 am
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    Good for you!

    Hills are fun. Because of where I live in Nashville, my daily run from my house through downtown consists of several fairly steep hills, and I thoroughly enjoy them. They’re tough, sure, but I enjoy the variation and challenge, and I especially enjoy the fun of running fast downhill (though it’s hard on the knees).

    Enjoy!

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  • September 14, 2005 at 7:34 am
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    Thanks! I had a new running buddy named Regina from about mile 3.5 onward (you can just see her elbow on the right side of this picture as well as her shadow), and that made it really fun. We joked, kept each other going, sped up together, slowed down together, and almost crossed the finish line together, but I started to get nauseous 1/4 mile before the end so I stopped to walk for a hundred yards or so and urged her to go on.

    Karsten always says he has no interest in races because he hates the competition, but I’ve been telling him for a year now that it may be cutthroat for the Kenyans and other elite runners at the head of the pack, but way back where the 10-minute-and-slower-milers hang out, it’s all cooperation and mutual encouragement, and the crowds cheer just as much for the slow folks as they do for the winners. I love racing.

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  • September 14, 2005 at 7:45 am
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    This comment makes me want to race! With my back problems, I can’t run but it sounds like fun.

    Congratulations on finishing!

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  • September 14, 2005 at 10:28 am
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    That really does sound like fun. I don’t like competitiveness, either (and you have to admit that you’re *slightly* different from me and Karsten on that count ;-), but I could go for something like that.

    -J

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  • September 14, 2005 at 2:30 pm
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    Hey, that’s great! Congrats! I’ve added you as a Fickr contact as well.

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