Charlottesville Fall Classic 10K


Welcome to the other side of 10K. Cross the fall classic off of the B.L.!

7:00AM: 39 degrees. 7:30AM: 41 degrees. Tons of layers.

COLD.

Over 200 runners, 6.21 miles. NO ONE participated in the costume contest. Thankfully my halloween gear consisted only of a bow in my hair and a sparkly spider.

I had two goals: (1) Finish in the top 50%; (2) Finish in 50 minutes. I met goal one, ranking 45th out of the 200+. I did not meet goal 2: I finished in 51 minutes with an 8:19 mile average. I can live with that, though.

Best moment of the run? When “Everlong” by the Foo Fighters came on in the last .5 mile stretch. Best love song ever written, and best last thing to hear on a running mix. I didn’t even plan that.

almost at the finish... happy orange shoelaces.

completely unflattering, THANKS SHAUN.

Why? Because now, it’s time for blog silence until tomorrow to celebrate with Erin, Shaun, food and wine. ERIN, SHAUN, FOOD AND WINE. 

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Author:ryesandshine

Courtney grew up in Reading, PA, and has lived in New York City (where she earned a bachelor's degree at NYU), Prague, Philadelphia, and Charlottesville (where she received a J.D. from UVa Law). Courtney and her new husband will settle in Philadelphia following a six-week Euro-trip extravaganza in September of 2012. Courtney's interests include music, writing, criticism, fitness, travel, cooking, and sports. Please enjoy the blog. LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/courtney-marello/1a/375/b30 Tumblr: http://abarrelofoddsandends.tumblr.com/

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