Tufts Health Plan 10k
My favorite race EVER was finally here! And I was determined, once again, to participate even though my hip is still not up to snuff.
My mom joined me for her second Tufts Health Plan 10k, and my 5th. We intended to (power) walk the course, which we did last year in a speedy 13 minute mile walking pace.
The weather was absolutely gorgeous, and unseasonably warm for October in Boston at 85 degrees. I’m not one who looooovves hot weather, but I really do like running in the heat. I figure if I’m going to sweat anyway, may as well get drenched. Mom and I started at a decent walking pace for about half of a mile before we broke out into more of a jog, which we continued for the rest of the course (go mom!). It was the farthest I’ve run in nearly two years since my surgery and I was happy to be moving my legs on some of my favorite streets in Boston with 7,500 other runners and walkers.
I’m already looking forward to next year’s race, and I know my mom is too even though she swore up and down she won’t do it again. I’ve said it before: this is my favorite race ever. My goal is to participate every single year until I have to hobble across the finish with my old lady walker.
Any Boston readers out there run the THP 10k last week?