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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Another one bites the dust...

And by another one, I mean another 5K inhales my dust!

When the alarm went off at 5:45 AM we questioned wether we wanted to even bother. I mean we hadn't even registered! It was just easier at that point to roll over and go back to bed. To tell you the absolute truth we went to a BBQ last night and loaded up on junk food & booze. I was a little out of control. It wasn't my fault though-  It was The Cheeseburgers fault. He tempted me with his juicy, meaty goodness until I finally gave in (I haven't had a burger, in MONTHS). Then he told me to eat a mountain of Lay's BBQ chips. 

Needless to say my stomach felt a little like a garbage can when I woke up this morning. But then I remembered my neighbor was running too & expected me to meet her.

Ugh, but the bed was so comfy and we only had 5 hours sleep... Ugh... okay. 


We hauled our asses to the race and registered in plenty of time, but DAMN it was cold this morning. And windy. Not the ideal running conditions at all. 

Despite the bitter 50-something degree weather we fought it out. The Fiance, The Neighbor and I. I think this race I challenged myself more, the last 5k I just wanted to jog the whole time- even if it was at a turtle's pace.  It also helped that I was familiar with the course. So I knew when i could push myself & run faster and when I should slow up. I was actually pretty surprised, I was passing people- even men. Tee-hee.

When I crossed the finish line, I shocked myself! My unofficial time was (cue drum roll...) 32:25! I shaved 4+ minutes off of my last 5K (last month)!
DUDE! That's awesome! When's the next one? Next month? Okay, let's do it!


Next month, You'll see me lighter & faster!

4 comments:

  1. Totally awesome!!!!!!! Yeah! Plus you get a cool tee shirt. :)

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  2. WOW! Congrats! Bet that gave you a nice boost of self-esteem!! Way to go! =)

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  3. You are so awesome!!! My FIRST 5k is next Sunday (a week from today) and I am nervous nervous nervous... I'm still only on week 5 of couch to 5k, but I am going to attempt it anyway and have told myself I'm allowed to walk parts if necessary.

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  4. Hey there, you are doing awesome! Just thought I'd share: I'm the creator of http://tweetarun.com

    It a running logger site for folks who use Twitter. It'll tweet for you and create a nice graph that you can plop into your blog. Hope it's helpful and keep up the great work.
    -fs

    http://tweetarun.com/FrancisShanahan

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