Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

We want to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly!
User avatar
Kelodie
Kevin Sullivan
Posts: 25412
Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:50 pm
Location: Hull, Qc
Contact:

Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby Kelodie » Tue May 27, 2014 11:33 am

It has been 7 years since I ran a 10K race. 6 years since I ran 10K in training.

Last fall, I decided to sign up for the 10K at Race Weekend thinking it would motivate me to get out there and run. I have been running 5Ks for many years now, but I have had so many injuries that I did not perform in any of them. I stuck to cycling, because I enjoyed it more and I didn’t get injured cycling.

A friend challenged me to walk/run/bike/ski/skate/etc. for 2,013km in 2013. This challenge has resulted in me walking more, not just for leisure but to go places. In the fall, I was walking everywhere and had many days when I walked 8-10K between October and December. I kept up the walking all winter and feel all this walking has really made me stronger. I have less lower back pain and my hips/pelvis feel more stable.

It has been a rough winter, not just weather-wise, but also from a personal point of view. My life has changed completely in the past 6 months and I have to say that running hasn’t been top of mind. I kept active by walking lots, but I didn’t train like I was hoping I would. My “training” for this race was 7 runs ranging 3-6.5K over a period of two months, about 200km of walking since January and about 270km of riding my bike since April. Needless to say, I was feeling less than confident that I could complete this race without injuring myself.

The days leading up to the race were very challenging emotionally. I had a major anxiety trigger and it nearly ruined things for me. However, I have been through a lot of sh!t in the past few years and it has made me so much stronger – I was determined to at least try. Worst case scenario: I would walk the whole thing. So I spent the day of the race dealing with my out-of-control anxiety – thank God for good friends, I could never have made it through without them – and I did not eat much because the anxiety makes me severely nauseous. I ended up only eating one peanut butter toast, some almond milk and an energy bar during my whole day. I know, recipe for disaster.

I got to the race site and saw my friend Suzy (not a Maniac). It was great to see her before the race as it helped calm me down. She was shooting for 65-70 minutes, so she was seeded ahead of me in the starting corrals. It was a long wait before they let us start and I could not wait to get going. The sun was blazing and I was getting hot!

They eventually let us through the start line. Everyone around me was running, so I decided to run a little bit to see how it felt. It felt great! Cardio was good, legs were fine, mental was strong. There were a lot of people cheering along Elgin and it really helped me. I kept going and was amazed at how much I was able to run: I have been doing run/walk intervals by feeling, not looking at my watch. I know I haven’t done more than 5 minutes in a row of running in training. I have no idea what happened but my cardio was so good that I could run for way longer than that. I even ran the whole “climb” to the overpass at the turn-around point. I was passing people like crazy!

My legs were feeling great until about 7K. The Mental was silent (which is unheard of, if you have been following my racing history). I was not feeling weak, nauseous or light-headed from not having eaten enough. I was smiling and interacting with the crowds and the volunteers. It was fun! As I approached the 8K mark, my legs and hips started to seize up, so I decided to walk for a bit. However, my hip was clicking with every step and I soon realized that walking was hurting a lot more than running so I started running again. It was at that particular moment that I felt like I was a “real” runner again. I ran to the finish line without stopping! The crowds were lining the course during the last kilometer and I loved every minute of it. I crossed the finish line in 1:20:46, which is a similar time to what I got on my first 10K race 7 years ago, after a winter of intense training. Needless to say I was over the moon!

I am very proud of what I was able to accomplish on Saturday. Life has sent me a lot of opportunities to build some mental toughness in the past two years and I feel that Saturday was a celebration of how tough I have become. I am starting to see how much I can accomplish when I shut The Mental up. 2014 is a transitional year for me. On New Year’s Eve, I remember thinking that I would get out of my comfort zone in 2014 and build the life that I want to live. The mental barriers that were holding me back are getting smashed one by one and I am very proud of myself.

Yay! I’m a runner again. (A runner on a semi-break for the warm season, though, as I tackle many new cycling, climbing and water-sports adventures, but a runner nonetheless)
"Keep Going. Never Give Up" - Spencer
"Have a little faith in yourself and watch the magic begin" - Ironboy

Plans for 2014:
Run for Women 5K, May 11
Ottawa Race Weekend 10K, May 24

User avatar
HCcD
Donovan Bailey
Posts: 60022
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:05 pm
Location: Canada
Contact:

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby HCcD » Tue May 27, 2014 11:56 am

Glad to see you back in the Running Road Races, Kelodie .. :P
Race Results: http://itsmyrun.com/index.php?display=p ... unner=HCiD

User avatar
Spirit Unleashed
Lynn Williams
Posts: 21763
Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:38 am
Location: The Texas Tropics

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Tue May 27, 2014 12:03 pm

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Athlete....Maniac 973....Marathon Maniac 6645
Live the most amazing life you can live - La
marathon runners are awesomeness personified - Ian
Bucket list: http://www.tassietrailfest.com.au/
http://ultramonk.blogspot.com/

User avatar
Jwolf
Kevin Sullivan
Posts: 37476
Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:02 pm
Location: Vancouver

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby Jwolf » Tue May 27, 2014 12:19 pm

Excellent!! :) glad to see you back at it and in a very positive frame of mind.
Support me in my fundraising for the Boston Marathon, Boston Public Library team:
https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign ... iferwolf11

User avatar
La
Kevin Sullivan
Posts: 47990
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:11 pm
Location: Lesleyville!

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby La » Tue May 27, 2014 1:03 pm

Bravo! Welcome back, runner! :)
"Maybe I will be my own inspiration." - UltraMonk (Laura)
"Everywhere is walking distance if you have enough time." - Steven Wright

User avatar
Jo-Jo
Kevin Sullivan
Posts: 28747
Joined: Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:12 am

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby Jo-Jo » Tue May 27, 2014 1:21 pm

Your report brought a tear to my eye.
We must have tea this summer and compare notes...I've decided that 2014 is going to be a year of new challenges for me too.

Kelodie...this Crabby Broad is might happy for you...and proud too! :D
Technophobe Extraordinaire
"Princess" J0-JO...The Awesome Running Machine.
"a precious, unique and quirky individual"...definition given by a Toronto Cop
An Ever Loyal and Devoted Official Doonst Fan.
"In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" -Albert Camus
"Keep Going. Never Give Up." Spencer

deerdree
Kevin Sullivan
Posts: 31340
Joined: Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:48 pm
Location: burlington, ON

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby deerdree » Tue May 27, 2014 1:28 pm

wow, claudie! i looked up your time and knew that you had rocked it from a time perspective, but i'm so glad to hear that it went well mentally, too! it sounds like everything clicked for you once you made it to the start line! (well, including your hip...)

félicitations!!

User avatar
Robinandamelia
Jerome Drayton
Posts: 5044
Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:31 am
Location: Bradford, Ontario
Contact:

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby Robinandamelia » Tue May 27, 2014 1:50 pm

That's a fantastic race report! Congrats to you. Must be such a huge confidence builder. Way to go.

User avatar
scrumhalfgirl
Lynn Williams
Posts: 19368
Joined: Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:50 am
Location: Ottawa

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Tue May 27, 2014 1:54 pm

so glad you posted a report and shared the full story. huge congrats!
Jesse's 2017 Plans
April - Boston Marathon
May - Sporting Life Ottawa 10K
May - Ottawa Half Marathon

User avatar
IronGoddess
Jerome Drayton
Posts: 4533
Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:12 am
Location: Victoria, B.C.

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby IronGoddess » Tue May 27, 2014 3:01 pm

Great report!! Good for u for getting out of the comfort zone and doing this race!! Awesome!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
IMC 2015

User avatar
purdy65
Abby Hoffman
Posts: 9921
Joined: Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:06 pm
Location: Toronto

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby purdy65 » Tue May 27, 2014 3:38 pm

Great report! I was watching the 10K finish! I'm not sure I would have recognized you running past.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight...it's the size of the fight in the dog! 11K Marker post - 2010 ATB.

Introducing 2017

GoodLife Half Marathon.
TBD

User avatar
bnn
Jerome Drayton
Posts: 5881
Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:57 am

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby bnn » Tue May 27, 2014 4:09 pm

WTG! super proud of you! :)
Just call me the thread killa

User avatar
Habs4ever
Kevin Sullivan
Posts: 31317
Joined: Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:39 pm
Location: Alberta

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby Habs4ever » Tue May 27, 2014 4:47 pm

Way to get out there and race again. 8)
I wanna live like there's no tomorrow
Love, like I'm on borrowed time
It's good to be alive, yeah....Jason Gray

Running is a conversation with your body. Sometimes you listen and sometimes you tell it to stop whining and do something. - Ian

User avatar
OLRunner
Tom Longboat
Posts: 487
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:43 pm
Location: SK

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby OLRunner » Tue May 27, 2014 5:20 pm

Congratulations on your race and determination to finish well.
"We still got a long way to go" Alice Cooper
"I don't wanna stop" Ozzy Osbourne

User avatar
mas_runner
Bill Crothers
Posts: 2339
Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:37 pm
Location: Hull, QC

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby mas_runner » Tue May 27, 2014 6:22 pm

Good job Kelodie, great comeback and well gutted out in tough conditions.
PBs
5th Sep 2015 - Run Ottawa free 5km - 21:05
21st Jun 2015 - UR 4 Men's Cancers 10km - 45:45
16th Jun 2013 - UR 4 Men's Cancers 15km - 1:11:44
16th Apr 2016 - MEC 10 miler - 1:20:21
12th Apr 2015 - EY R4R Half Marathon - 1:41:15
26th May 2013 - Ottawa Marathon - 3:43:51

2017 races - coming up
7th May - Defi Entreprise 10km
28th May - Ottawa Half Marathon
17th Sep - Army Run Half Marathon

User avatar
jes
Jerome Drayton
Posts: 7587
Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2005 5:29 pm
Location: Farrhaven

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby jes » Tue May 27, 2014 8:38 pm

So proud of you Claudie!! Great job!
If it ain’t broke, run through it -- Strider

User avatar
Kelodie
Kevin Sullivan
Posts: 25412
Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:50 pm
Location: Hull, Qc
Contact:

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby Kelodie » Tue May 27, 2014 8:56 pm

purdy65 wrote:Great report! I was watching the 10K finish! I'm not sure I would have recognized you running past.


I was wearing my RM sleeveless shirt!
"Keep Going. Never Give Up" - Spencer
"Have a little faith in yourself and watch the magic begin" - Ironboy

Plans for 2014:
Run for Women 5K, May 11
Ottawa Race Weekend 10K, May 24

Marg
Site Admin
Posts: 13480
Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:28 am
Location: Ottawa

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby Marg » Wed May 28, 2014 4:45 am

Proud proud proud!! YAY you!! :clap:
Chilly 1/2 - March 4
Montreal 1/2 - April 29
NCM 1/2 - May 27
Manitoba 1/2 - June 17
Army 1/2 - Sept

User avatar
RA.
Kevin Sullivan
Posts: 27125
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:54 am
Location: Tantallon, NS

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby RA. » Wed May 28, 2014 4:49 am

So happy to read this!
Life is short. Stop whining!!- Jwolf

chunkymonkeymelonhed
Lynn Williams
Posts: 17817
Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:13 pm
Location: B.C.

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Wed May 28, 2014 11:39 am

Claudie this report makes me :D :D :D :D :D
So very happy for you, welcome back RUNNER :dance:
On the books for 2017:
50th Birthday!!
Boston Marathon- April 17th what a day- DREAM COME TRUE :dance:
Run for Water 10K- May 28th
Scotia Half - June 25th
Trail River Run half marathon- Sept. 30- CANCELLED
MEC 10K Race 10- Nov. 5

User avatar
AndyM
Bill Crothers
Posts: 1366
Joined: Wed May 24, 2006 9:13 pm
Location: Ottawa

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby AndyM » Wed May 28, 2014 6:09 pm

Congrats Kelodie! I'm so happy that you made this happen. I hope this is a great re-start to running (or whatever you feel like doing) for you!!!!

2014 Races:
Around the Bay 30K - DNS :(
ORW Marathon - 3:38:11 - PB & first BQ!!!!

Personal Bests:
Marathon - May 2014 - 3:38:11-----30K - Mar 2013 - 2:37:42----1/2 Marathon - Oct 2013- 1:38:53----10K - Oct 2012 - 45:31-----5K - Feb 2009 - 22:21

User avatar
Stampie
Abby Hoffman
Posts: 9005
Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:21 pm
Location: Lotus Land

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby Stampie » Wed May 28, 2014 6:19 pm

Great report Claudie, thank-you for sharing your experience!
I'm so happy for you! Welcome back RUNNER! :D :dance: :D
PB’s (official race results)
5K – 26:20; 8K – 41:28; 10K – 52:13; 15K - 1:22:43; 21.1K – 1:54:16; 30K – 2:51:34; 42.2K – 4:24:14

What is up for 2018
Feb 11th - First Half Vancouver
TBA
Planning & in my sights
Jun 9th - Puddle Jumper Classic

Run the mile you're in. Not the one behind you, and not the one in front of you - the one you are running now :) - purdy65

trixiee
Lynn Williams
Posts: 17644
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:26 pm

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby trixiee » Wed May 28, 2014 8:14 pm

W00t! That report warmed my heart! Yeah! :dance:
http://connect.garmin.com/profile/trixiee14

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
~ Dr. Suess~
Life is short. Drink the good wine first!

User avatar
Avis
Jerome Drayton
Posts: 6539
Joined: Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:32 pm
Location: Sherbrooke, QC

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby Avis » Wed May 28, 2014 8:24 pm

Way to go, Kelodie!! What a terrific benchmark for you in your year of breaking barriers! Have a wonderful summer.
"We are made of dreams and bones."
--The Garden Song

"By perseverance, the snail reached the ark."
--Charles H. Spurgeon

"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
--Pablo Picasso

User avatar
MikeM
Bill Crothers
Posts: 2762
Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:50 am
Location: Ottawa

Re: Kelodie BEATS The Mental in the ORW 10K

Postby MikeM » Thu May 29, 2014 8:37 am

Awesome race, congrats!


Return to “Run/Race Reports”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests