Race: Round the Hills 5k Time: 27:55 place 1st in age group
I got up ready to "Not be stupid!". I woke up around 5:30 am so I could
still have my bowl of cereal and take my meds. I then lounged on the
couch until 7:30am when it was time to go pick up Manda. We headed over
to the race early so we could register. The weather....COLD and WINDY! I
was down pouring between 5:30 am and 7am so I was hoping it was all
done for the day.
This race was being held on a XC
course that I used to coach for. So it was nice to get back out there
since I knew the course real well. My plan for the day was to stick with
Manda at whatever pace she chose to run. Our first mile was a 9:15 (my
garmin was off from their mile markers the whole race). I Kept telling
myself to settle in and stay with Manda though I really wanted to race
this race. But I am still being cautious about not being with someone
while running and how hard I want to push my body with the new meds.
next mile had a long steep hill and it was really wet from the rain so
we took our time and I was DETERMINED to get up that hill without
stopping! So I was checking in with Manda the whole time telling her
about holes and to try to get her breathing in check. We BOTH got up
that darn hill!! Our 2nd mile was 9:49 and I was very happy with that.
half a mile to go I separated from Manda and sprinted to the finish
because it was flat then down hill. My last mile was an 8:24 with the
last half mile all under 7min pace. Hmmm....Who knew I had that pace in
me? Maybe I do and I just never do speed work so I don't see it EVER!!
felt great at the finish and I knew I did work to get through that race
even with out pushing my body too the extreme. Thank you Manda for
joining me and getting me through the race as well!
and I were chillin' (literally) at the awards and were not expecting
anything but we both placed in our age groups!!! The other girl in our
age group was around 5months pregnant!!! This race was great!
on the calendar is another fun run in costume with one of my girls on
the run girlies this coming Saturday! Hoping to get her in around
the race Manda and I hit Perkins and did some awesome shopping! As I
have said before we just had a Kohls open up in town. I got a sweet gift
card from my sister last weekend and it was burning in my pocket along
with a 20% off coupon! Manda also hadn't been there yet. We found some
great deals and I got a few things for $22. We also hit up Old Navy and
got the best compression pants for $9!!!! You will see this soon!!
The best purchases of the day!
Under Armor Breast Cancer Run shirt from Dick's Sporting Goods!! On the back you can write who you run for!!
in our local town and saw some arm sleeves. But then the owner was like
I have some that I can give you for free! I was like score sure I will
take them!!! Of course I went with black and pink. We walked out with
four pair for "The Girls". I will tell you more soon when I try them out!
QOTD: Have you ever got something for free? Do you run with people during races to push them?