This was a good day for me. :)
For the main event, had a choice between 8 rounds of the small loop which is around 5k or 7 rounds of the big loop which is 8.4k.
At the last moment before the 5k group was about to start, I decided to do the 8.4k. I was the last of the pack as they started earlier than the 5k group but I didn't mind. I love running alone and at my own pace.
Coach Jo-ar encouraged me to go for the big loop and I'm glad I did. This time I ran with my shuffle. I think the music really helps for long runs.
Coach Jo-ar was at the drink station and kept on cheering me on. I think I paced myself well because on my last round, upon Coach's prodding, I did an extra small loop, or 800m more, putting my total to 9.2k. And I wasn't dying at the end! Woohoo!!!
I'm so happy. I thoroughly enjoyed this run and couldn't help but grin at some parts of the run because I was just so giddy. Finally I was running for the sheer pleasure of it.
I think I'm ready to finally move to 10k in the races. I think my dream of going for 10k in March will come true. :)
Oh! A happy valentine's day to you all! Hahaha! We don't really celebrate valentine's day but we're happy for those who do! L'amour c'est bon!