Saturday, July 4, 2009

See MOM Run...

I'm still going strong. I decided a great way to start off by celebrating the 4Th of July by running in 5k Firecracker race. I ended up getting very little sleep last night. We were up late watching the Bella Vista Fireworks. It ended up taking a good hour to get home due to all the traffic.

I could barely get out of bed, which is not a good sign.

My new running buddy Tia picked me up so no backing out! I put on my brand new running clothes and headed out the door.

The weather so nice not like last weekend's run. It was much cooler and kinda of overcast. I thought for sure the weather was going to stay nice but the sun came out and so did the humidity. Half way thru the race, we were dying.

I thought the trail would be easier than last week. WRONG!!!! It was part paved, gravel, dirt, pot holes, and rocks. It was FUN! I thought I was going to die on the hills. It was one hill right after another. Not easy.

I started off the race fast. I thought I wasn't going too fast but Tia said we managed a 8 minute mile. I sure did feel like I was going to burn out at the end. Tia was in the front pushing me along. I really wanted to beat last weeks time. So, we made it to the last half mile marker and Tia pushed me hard to finish strong. I just remember what Chalene Johnson always says "don't stop because you want to, stop because you have to" or something like that. It was really hard but I picked up the pace and finished strong. I was very proud of myself. We both finished together at 28:20 minutes.

We decided to wait around for the award ceremony. I wasn't sure how I placed in the race. The competition was fierce. The local running club was sponsoring the event. When they started reading the race results for my age group. I was holding my breath. I had a strong feeling when the guy started to read the second place winner. He paused for a moment. He was trying to figure out how to pronounce my first and last name. Sure enough, he called my name. I was so happy!!!!! Yes, I ended up placing again.

My first running award. I'm going to be shooting for first place eventually!
My new running buddy! I wouldn't of finished with such a great time without her support. Can't wait to run more races together!


Anonymous said...

I am so proud of you. I haven't been by in a while. You look great. I really want to run a 10K in the fall. But no where ready. You just motivated me again. Thanks. Blessings. Congrats.

By the way how are you eating?

lara said...

Green Fruit Smoothies for Breakfast.

Small lunch

Fruit and Veggies

No drairy products like cheese

Mostly Lean Foods only

No processed and trying to aviod sugar.