Hey my title kinda rhymes! Lol:) Today's race was another one of those special ones, one that the hubs got to join me and my running buddies! He is always so entertaining and he actually went to school with most of my group so he knows them already(they went to city I went to county school). The morning started out Great smooth, no problems, on time, had plenty of time and the weather was well awesome :) For about the last 3 days or so we have had really good weather low humidity and highs in the low 80's with the mornings starting out about 60. Perfect running weather!! About 2 or 3 weeks ago the hubs and I went to the gym and our spin around the local park loop, on our way home I noticed that we had dressed alike and was no where near each other when we got ready!! Now the hubs is well a manly man and would never go for this "corny type" of thing. However with a little sweet talk and "well I think's" I convinced him we were wearing our matching outfits to the race today!!
Aren’t we just the cutest! Can’t you tell by the look on his face is just thrilled!! Gotta Love him though!!
The race began, well sort of, the firing gun didn’t go off nobody was sure if we should go or what, yes , no, yes, still trying to fire the gun, okay here we go now and POW there goes the gun finally! Gotta LOVE small town races!! There was a crowd of about 80 people today and probably not that many, perfect in my opinion! My goal today was to run the entire thing without walk breaks and hopefully keep up with Sheri (one of the buddies). Last year it was extremely HOT for this race and today was perfect so I was having high hopes. From best I could remember the course wasn’t too bad with maybe just one or so big hills. That is about exactly what it was except the one big hill was a dozy but I made it right up it and kept on going! I was actually successful in pushing myself up the hill slowing myself to a comfortable pace to get up that hill and still have the strength and will power to keep trucking on!! YAY! I never looked at my watch the entire time, I decided I wanted to be surprised at the finish. And what do ya know, today I stayed right with Sheri and was even maybe 5 seconds ahead WOW! I just knew my time had to be pretty good. Then we finally made the last turn to the finish.(The course made lots of turns zig zagging up and down streets. I don’t like all them turns give me an in & out course please!!) We thought we were going to Sprint to the finish as soon as we rounded the corner but it was a little further than we thought. Waited till it was a little closer heard the hubs saying come baby pick it up, faster and I gave it all I had. Which wasn’t much cause I knew no one was around me and why over do it if ya don’t have to?!! Upon getting close enough to see the official clock, I started thinking I should have sprinted that long stretch and really give it all I had 29:40 is what I finish at. Not a bad time however that is about the exact same time I finished in last year and last year I took several walk breaks!! :( I did NOT like this at all, was very disappointed in myself and wondering how this could really be true??!! Sheri was disappointed as well but we decided we are going to start working on some speed work so it has helped push us!! And that time was good enough for 2nd in my age:)! Hubs came in at 26:07 (a 3min improvement from last year) and got 3rd in his age group!!
So truly all in all, today was a good day!! ME, Sheri and Katrina