Oakley Mini 10K Recap

Race lineup! Waiting for the race to begin.
I did it!! Saturday morning was spent running the city streets of NY and Central Park.
I got up at 6:30am and got ready to walk to 59th street. That's where the Start line was at. The race would start at 8am so I had plenty of time to walk and warm up.
It was cloudy but the sun gods were shining down on us through a little pinhole, which was a miracle since it was pouring the day before.
There was a little breeze in the air that made me believe that it would be nice and breezy during the 6 miles.
Boy, was I wrong! By mile 3 I felt so out of it, it was so humid, hot & sunny.
We ran from 59th street to 90th street, from there we went into Central Park to finish the race. I felt good even though I hadn't run for 2 months, my legs really started feeling it on mile 4, and all I could keep thinking was "You got this", "Your almost there", "Your stronger than you think you are", it helped me get through those painful miles! I'm 99.9% sure that I am not smiling in any of my race pictures - ha! It was a hard run.

Than the best thing ever happened, I saw the 5 Mile sign and I knew this race was in the bag, it was also great to have had "This Girl Is On Fire" come on while I was running past this sign. This song always gets to me, whenever my munchkin and I are together and this song comes on he goes "mommy, your song! Your on fire :)"
That last mile was a good one in which I freed my mind of worries that have been going on right now, it was a motivating and emotional one. And when I saw that Finish Line I was the happiest girl ever.
Once I crossed the finish line, I almost threw up. I had to move to the side and hold my knees until the feeling went away, I than proceeded to walk towards my medal :)
This race was special for so many reasons it was my first race ever many years ago (more info here)  and this time I got to run it by myself. Even though I missed my mom, it felt great to relive the memories as I ran through Central Park. Oh and there was no crying or whining this time. Well maybe a tear or two but out of happiness.

#IGotThis #ThisGirlIsOnFire
Another great race for this 2013, now to get ready for my 5Mile race coming up on June 30th.
The Achilles Hope & Possibility 5M - This one is a special one. I get to run with my daddy!

Can't wait for 2014 Mini 10K!

Kary xoxo


  1. so proud of you my soul sista!!!

  2. Great job, you did it and rocked it! Very proud of you!

    1. Thank you, sweets! It really does mean a lot to me! :)

  3. Kary you are on a row! I can't even think how much is 10K :( You did it again and I am sure you will do great on June 30th!! I am so very proud of you my sister from another mother!! xoxo

  4. You are so amazing! Such an amazing inspiration to as all, including Munchkin and baby Frida. Just think, one day you can run with both of them (and other future Munchkins) just like your Dad runs with you :)

    x Jasmine