Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Running

Saturday was the BIG day.  The 5k I've been training for since February.  The day dawned sunny and windy with a little chill in the air.  Once we got moving the chill helped.

Jakes was cold while we waited for the start.

I gave the camera to Jakes for still pictures but he thought it would be better to get videos.

We warmed up and started out.  It was a lovely run through a path over the dunes and the marsh.  We did make it into town for a portion of the run. I started out running and quickly moved to walking.  I wasn't trained enough for this event. 

I finally got to the last mile or so and gained a partner.  He had already finished and came back to pace and encourage other runners.  He was a big help!  I thought I was the last runner in the pack but with my Pacer's help, I was able to find the strength to pass two others.  YAY! 

My final time was 40:40.  (See a pattern forming?)  I was 7th out of 10 in my age group and I was NOT the last runner coming in. 

Neicy, who is much better trained and has competed in numerous other races had a final time of 30:31.  I was only about 10 minutes behind her. She finished 41 out of 105 people and I finished 71 out of 105. I'm impressed with myself!  She placed 2nd out of 9 in her age group.  Way to go Neicy!  Next time I'll be right there with you!

And for those of you who want to see something scary:

video

I did it!

5 comments:

  1. Woohoo! Great job! That's not a bad time. It'll give you a goal; next time you train to beat that time. Then you train to beat your next time. See? Motivation :)

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  2. Congrats! My favorite quote is that you are always laping those on the couch!

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  3. booyah! way to go! hate to think where i might have ended up...smiles....

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  4. WOW! I am loving reading this and so proud of you! YOU are inspiring me Amy! Good for you!

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  5. i am catching up on reading and rather than comment on every blogpost, i thought i would start here. Congratulations!!!!!

    This was awesome time for your 5K.

    I am doing one for Autism Awareness at the end of this month.

    Go girl!

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