Monday, July 30, 2007

Lucky #33 on a 3.1mi course

This Saturday I did my second 5k ever! The event I ran was the City of Cypress 26th AnnualCypress 5K & 10K Run/Walk. This is all in preparation for my 1/2 marathon in September.

Honestly, I almost didn’t go. I was super exhausted and when my alarm went off I laid there and debated whether to go or not, but I finally got my little tooshie out of bed and got ready. Walking Tobi and Trigger was a good warm up. I watched the sunrise and felt good to be out and about.

When I got there I checked in, grabbed my goodie bag and headed back to my car to put on my timing chip & race number, checkout my goodies and stretch. My goodie bag came with tons of cool stuff! In the bag there was 4-5 Soy Joy bars, Snickers Marathon energy bar, T-shirt, hot and cold compress, drink holders and a mini Mitsubishi collector car.

The race started promptly at 7:30 and I was done a little before 8am. I came in 180th overall, 47th female and 9th in my division. My time was 28min, 50s to run 3.1 miles. There were a lot of “Elite” athletes running this race and when they post the results there was a page of people who finished in 17 minutes. WOW! And there were some that were doing the 10K (6.2 miles) that finish right after me, now that is some VERY fast running.

The course was flat and was set through beautiful Cypress neighborhoods, finishing in front of the Civic Center. Neighbors were out with their lawn chairs cheering us on and one person even had a mister out for us. I am not sure why but running sometimes makes me emotional. I think it has to do a lot with I don’t like running, but I am out there doing it anyways and I have moments where I fight my fatigue and don’t stop. It's like a prideful & motivational moments. Also, when I am running I think a lot about life, so maybe that has to do with it too.

I hung out afterwards and enjoyed some refreshments and headed home to catch up on some zzz’s.

I am so glad I went and didn’t sleep in! *grinning* proud moment for me!


James said...

Congrats! That's a fast time! Much faster than what I can run.

Jane Doe said...

Thanks sooo on the compliment! I feel like such a slow poke, but I guess I am not! I have a 10K on Aug. 11th and the 1/2 on Sept 15...wich me good luck! I'll keep ya'll posted!