Yesterday was a weird day in a few aspects:
- I ran a 5km race for the first time in ….. 5 yrs maybe?
- I had a time goal…for me it was a fast one.
- For the first time in awhile it was cold…really cold seeing as this winter has been so kind
- I would usually be running the half marathon race in this event – it felt very weird to not be doing it and I had to remind myself Friday/Sat that I wasn’t eating for a long run on Sunday. Ease up on the food chick!
So, how was it? It was hard. I didn’t get into any semblance of a comfortable pace the entire run and it was a struggle. I knew it would hurt but man I had to focus the whole time.
In the end my chip time was 29:51 so I made my goal of being under 30 min officially in a 5km. If I filter by chip time and put myself in the correct age group (thanks for thinking I am younger than I am SportStats!) I was 9th in my age group. Gotta love a small race!
Some sweet pics from the hubs. If someone I love gets these kinds of pics of me, imagine what the ‘official’ ones are going to look like. Bad lighting on the porch dude….
We stuck around for as long as could to cheer our friends and runners in – hope you heard us. More cowbell!
*note…I know that the official results are by gun time. I am used to being slow (and accept it) so we did our natural routine of lining up at the back of the pack. And then weaving like wild people to get around everyone. Hope we didn’t knock anyone over and I apologize if we did. :)