Unfortunately, we did not get to run on that fabulous looking track. Instead, we ran the cross country course. Um, running in dirt is a lot different. I was hoping to PR this race since I hardly run 5k races.... but, there was no official start, there were no time chips, and I was starving by the time the race started (8:30am.... I have usually eaten TWICE by that time).... I got so hungry, I had to use my emergency GU gel that I stashed in my sports bra...I tend to get hypoglycemic, so I ALWAYS run with GU....Embarrassing though that I had to break it out for a 5k. I ran it in 24:04, according to the clock that was ticking as soon as they started. I am just happy that I ran sub 8 minute miles. I have been working really hard to speed up lately, and I can tell it is paying off. My socks were dirty. My shoes were filled with forest. My foot aches (uneven trail AND I need new shoes). Oh, AND, you had to self report your score when you crossed the finish line. There were cards for you to fill out with your time. I would not recommend this run if you are trying to be super serious and PR, but it was for a great cause, I represented my job, AND I met this amazing new friend. We just started chatting before the race, and before you knew it, we were praying together at the end and wishing each other a Happy Easter. I was so blessed by her.
No medals were given, but check out the flyer on my car:
Nude 5K anyone????? Seriously, disturbing.
|Yes, that is windex in the back.... I clean my car at traffic stops|
So, looking a little rough, I went to WalMart and Publix to knock out some groceries. Of course, I see someone I know. Thankfully, he just finished biking so my stench was not too repulsive. Ok, off to get some homework and laundry done. Stay tuned for a band workout.... GO BUY WORK OUT BANDS. Seriously. DO it.