I initially wanted to finish in under 35 minutes, but once I realized that I ran the race in 28:55 two years ago, I decided I had to do better than 35. Even though back then I ran, swam and did Zumba weekly, and I was two years younger, I refused to settle for something six minutes slower. For the love of FloJo, I am not that old and out of shape.
So I set a new goal of 33 minutes, though I was really, really hoping to do it in 31 minutes.
Ladies and gentlemen: This Supergirl finished in 29:21.
And, best of all, I got first page in my age group, 40-44 (or 40 and Fabulous, as I like to call it).
It turns out there were only three people in my age group, but I was still first! (If I had finished third, I would have been pretty bummed) I finished 67/159 overall. For someone who is apparently middle aged and past her running prime, I am proud of myself.