Saturday, July 17, 2010

Run for Independence 5k

Dear Mother Nature,
      Would it PLEASE be possible to turn the thermostat down a couple of degrees and knock down the humidity. VERY PRETTY PLEASE!! Us runners all over the world would greatly appreciate it.

That is my excuse for today anyway. Why you say? Cause I sucked today!! I have ran this course 3 other times and I am pretty sure today was the worst finish time ever! And it was 2 mins slower than last year!! For about the entire first mile is nothing but uphill only to proced through a lovely neighborhood full of nothing but HILLS. Then back half way down the monsterous first hill to turn left into, you guessed it another hill. But then the last .4 is leveled out, after I have done exhusted myself in 80% humidity sun beaming down 80 degrees.

I truely felt good the first mile, thought I had a comfortable pace I could hang with the entire race, what did I know.  After about 1.8 I had to take my first walk break but made it a quick one. Passed 2mi maybe about 2.6 another walk break still made it fast but was missing my running buddy! Why didn't I stay with her at the start and I couldn't believe how much different I felt knowing she wasn't by my side giving me that extra mental boost I needed just knowing she was there! Then what do ya know right there she was, really right behind me the whole time!! Just me not being able to see her at my side or know for sure she was right there I lacked confidence that I was going to finish running this thing. For that reason I am THANKFUL for my buddy AND our ENTIRE CREW!! I know we each run our own race and are our own person but if that is what helps me I WILL take it!!

Great Job today GANG!! Several medals in the group today!! I am jealous- JOKING!! :)
Twila 1st in age, Renita 2nd in age, Sheri 3rd in age Katrinia 3rd in age and Bill 2nd in age

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Raegun said...

Congrats on making it through the run despite the high temp. It has been H.O.T.!

Teamarcia said...

Ugh I hear ya, it's so hot! Congrats on sucking it up and racing anyway!

Sheridan Lee said...

Awww shucks! I feel so special! I feel the same way...can't wait for tomorrow! Reading your post made my night!

Cynthia O'H said...

Yes, Mother Nature is not a runner or she would have heard us by now.
Good show finishing it in the sizzling heat.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

heat plays a huge part it in! but hey you finished and learn something so the next one will be better

Runners Fuel said...

The humidity sounds horrible. I agree, I'm ready fo rthe tempature to decrease. I want to run outside!!