Saturday, July 25, 2009

35:53

ETA: changed the title time to 35:53 from 35:55 after getting on-line race results. Woohoo for the extra 2 seconds. LOL!!!

I survived another 5K race today. That is a miracle in itself.

Strangely enough, I beat my last 5K race time by more than 3.5 minutes, yet not sure how I really did that because this route was SO much harder than the last. Hard to believe that only 3 wks of training between races made that much difference. Anyway, they also said this course was "flat & fast"...well, I want to know what they were smoking when they made that assessment because it was constant up and down - albeit slight/small hills, but still!! I even felt a WHOLE LOT worse as I finished, like if there hadn't been a few hundred people around, I would have just fallen onto the ground and lay there indefinitely...
Here I am just starting out -hence the smile- I had yet to realize the torture I was about to go through. (click on the pictures to enlarge)
And this one was taken as I approached the finish line, thinking "why did I ever think this was a good idea?"Here's the proof of my finish time...you can see me in my grey shirt just to the right of the lady.

Water never tasted so good!!!

And all was well in the world again...

13 comments:

Rachel said...

Congratulations! :)

Beth said...

Awesome! I am so impressed!

Hills are hard. Especially in the summer.

emilysuze said...

Great job on your race time!

kristina said...

congratulations! as you say, quite different expressions when you set out and when you finish :-)

rxBambi said...

Congrats on the races! Very impressive!

M.J. said...

Congratulations on another race! I knew your time would improve quickly :)

Amy said...

Isn't it funny how when you tink you suck at something is when you always seem to do your best. Life's weird.

JW.BW said...

Wow!! That's so great!! You should be really happy with beating your goal!!
congrats!!!

KekeLynn said...

That's great! You are going to improve every time you run a race!! Keep up the great work!

Tattie said...

Congratulations!

Optimistic Pessimist said...

Congrats...I'm so proud of you. Your time improvement is so awesome! You're going to be flying by the time you do the princess 1/2!

Travel & Dive Girl said...

Congratulations on your race time! Well done...

Mrs. C said...

Congrats!! Way to go!