Monday, November 25, 2013

5K #2

Drew and I ran our second 5K yesterday. I was pumped for this one. I have been running further lately, and consistently running at least 3 miles at a time, so I was feeling pretty good going into the race. 

I started at a good pace, I didn't let myself get caught up in race fever which last time had me running way too fast at the beginning and then barely making it past the finish line at the end. I felt good the entire race, even on the big hill at the end of the race.

My time was 34:37, about a minute slower than my time at the last race!
Granted, this 2nd course was ten times harder. I'm talking hills (including one big one right at the end), 20 degree weather with wind chills in the single digits, and wind that took your breath away, but I was still bummed. I'm trying not to get down on myself. I have to appreciate the fact that it was a harder course and that I ended feeling better than I had before. At the first race I felt light-headed and nauseous as I crossed the finish line. This time I felt great. Cold, but great. 

Drew though, Drew did awesome. He finished the race in just under 30 minutes. I am so beyond proud of him. He ran this harder course a full two minutes faster than the last race. Impressive.

The race was fun though, especially all the people in turkey hats. Unfortunately I don't have a single picture. I was stupid and left my phone in the car! Probably a good thing... hats don't look great on me and I was a sweaty, frozen mess at the end.

We celebrated our successful race the only way we know how: with donuts :)


  1. Congrats on the race! That's a wonderful accomplishment! I need to get back into running again.

  2. Congrats on getting to the point of racing!! That's more than I've been able to do so far! I'm dropping by from the Let's Be Friends blog hop. My name is Carmen, and I'm starting a new project. It's called the Awesome Woman Project and is meant to inspire women (me included) to rediscover our inner spunk and to be kind to ourselves. You can find out more by visiting this page: I hope to see you there soon! I'm following you via twitter, and I can't wait to get to know you through your posts!


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