Sunday, February 20, 2011

Presidents Day 5k

I Love going to races, just didn't think I have said that enough throughout this blog~HA HA!!

My friends called me a couple of months ago and said their daughter was in this school club and they was going to be having a 5k and wanted me to come. Of course I couldn't turn a friend down, we were also suppose to be running a total of 12mi that day for our training. So we decided to do the race come back home and complete the other 9mi:)

The location of this race was in a small town there was about 45 people to show up for the race and most of them was kids from the school. They must have talked about it and decided to come in costumes because there was everything from the statue of liberty to Abe Lincoln to a poodle skirt and more, it was cute to see them come out and participate. I always get a little tickled seeing the kids take off with all their might only to stop a few feet in, but hey I still give them LOTS of credit for getting out there and doing it!! Sheri and I had already decided due to the low crowd and we still had 9 more miles to run we was going to take it easy for this. The first half of the race was AWESOME almost completely down hill and I mean DOWN hill they was pretty steep! Needless to say I was rolling way faster than I should have been because you just had to turn around and go back UP the crazy hills~~UGGHH!!!~ Sheri did awesome she just kept trucking right on up them crazy things, I needed to take my pullover off so I just stopped completely to take it off and tie it around my waist plus there was this man I kept playing back and forward with that was driving me crazy!! I would slow down he would try to pass me fast breathing hard/heavy/winded then stop and walk, this pattern went on about 4 times before I finally said forget this I just need to get on down the way! No offense to him but I was letting myself get caught up in it and letting myself walk when I should have just regulated my pace a lot more, had I stayed beside Sheri I could have done that! But anyway I finally got enough past him and got my pace worked out it was getting close to the finish. The finish sucked! You went down hill about a half mile to yep you guessed it turn around and go right back up it!! Overall I was happy with my time even with all the walking! I don't know my exact time it was a 28 something! Sheri did get a1st place certificate for our age group!! YAY!!
Here is a few pics:

Mom & My girls~ The Fan Club!

THEN we still had 9 more miles to go!! Wait and read about them in my weekly marathon training post!


Pinkhatrunner said...

CONGRATS on your race. I would of been saying the same thing. UGG to the hills. Glad you were able to get all your miles in .

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Great job--downhill runs can really fatigue your quads so this entire race sounded challenging!!

Karen said...

Awesome! Looks like a fun race! Congrats!!! :0)

Cynthia O'H said...

Downhills is tough. I'd rather climb any day. Sounds like you had a great time. And, I bet the other 9 were amazing after that initial push.

Becky Wolsk said...

It was so fun meeting you and your mom Saturday! I'm glad to know of your blog now and am sure your posts will inspire me as I gradually work my way up jogging-wise! :)
Cheers, Becky Wolsk at

Tanya said...

Congrats on another race done! I can't imagine running so many downhills ... and then uphills! Way to battle it out.

EricaH said...

Sounds like a fun way to break up a long run day and get some hill workout in. :)