This morning was my 15th race! Its hard to believe that in 7 1/2 months I have run:
- Eight 5Ks
- One 7K
- One 8K
- Two 10Ks
- a 12K
- and Two Half Marathons
The race itself was a fairly familiar course. We’ve run parts of this same course for several of the races I’ve done. The weather was a definite issue this morning though. The temperature was only about 70 degrees but the humidity was OUT OF CONTROL! It literally felt like trying to run in a sauna.
Despite the humidity, I ran as hard as I could. I really struggled the last mile and especially the last half mile. I used to never get side stitches or cramps when I ran, but all of a sudden now I seem to be getting them every race.
The girl that always beats me was there again. And true to form .. she beat me. I thought I might have her today. She always starts off really strong and then somewhere in the middle I end up passing her, and within the last 1/4 mile she zooms past me. Today was no exception. (Hi Deidre!)
I should have gotten a picture with her, but I didn’t think about it.
I finished in 22:06, but the course was only 3.01 miles according to my Garmin.
My splits were: 7:18, 7:23, 7:19.
I did get a few pictures of Hubby finishing up …
And my friend Meagan from work …
After the 5K my cousin (actually my 2nd cousins wife, but you get it) and I ran the 1 mile fun run together, just to stretch our legs out.
Here’s some motivation … This 10 year old boy kicked my butt in the 5K and then ran the 1 mile in 6:30!
So inspiring! … or humiliating. I’m not sure which.
I hope Lincoln will be like that one day. 🙂
I managed to snag 2nd place in my age division (19-29 yrs). Seems like I’m always 2nd place either overall or in age division. Tim tells me “You’ll always be 2nd in my heart”.
After the race Tim and I took showers and headed out for lunch and a day of shopping. I had a huge salad at Jason’s Deli. It was just what I needed!
I’ve got a few more post-race activities to share, but I’ll save that for a later blog. For now I’m headed to the kitchen to finish up some Eggplant Parmesan for dinner. I’m starving!