2010 Drumstick Dash 10K

My friend Julie convinced me to run a 10 K this morning. That’s no sweat for her since she’s totally into running these days, but 10K is a little further than I’m used to – specifically, the 50 foot journeys I usually make between the couch and the refrigerator during commercial breaks.  But the good news is that I didn’t vomit the entire time!

But it was like 8 degrees outside! The race route was 2x around Lake Harriet, and it was a completely iced over.  Every step I could feel myself slipping around a little bit.  But it still felt great to be outside breathing the cold air this morning.

Here’s the best part: I bet I burned at least 600 calories, which is approaching one quarter of the calories I intend to eat for Thanksgiving dinner this afternoon.  That means I get to eat 25% more stuffing!  Forget turkey, by the way.  I’m totally into stuffing.

Race: 2010 Drumstick Dash 10K
Distance: 10K (6.21 miles)
Time: 49:22
Pace: 7:56/mile

Anyway, it’s not a personal best time or anything (previous 10K times: 42:41, 42:37, and 42:32, but I’m still proud of myself for getting out and doing it.

OK, well let’s just skip to the photos of my mug that I know y’all are craving right now.

This is how I roll:

Face Frost!!!:

My friend Julie and I:

4 thoughts on “2010 Drumstick Dash 10K”

  1. Great job Reuben! Thanks for running the race with me! If you hadn't agree to do it, I wouldn't have run it.

    Melanie – You did a good job of taking photos!

  2. P.S. Melanie – Thanks for cheering and driving us to the race! When you cheered for me at the finish line it made me want to pass the girl that was right in front of me so I did. Thanks!

  3. u guys are studs.
    impressive to run in that cold weather!
    i'm glad you can run again julie!
    and i'm glad you are both not frozen like cavemen.


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