So yesterday my friend Kim ran the Top of Utah Marathon, and as I am not ready for one yet.... I ran a 1/2 in her honor! I'm working on building distance and not stressing about time, but I have to check my time anyway.
But before I could do that, I had other responsibilities. Yesterday I had the honor of MC'ing a local 5k. I was invited to do so specifically "because you have a loud voice that anyone can hear a mile away" I'll take that as a compliment.
It was a super fun 5k organized by a 14 year old young man as a part of his Eagle Scout project. Wow, he did a great job! There were 180 runners between the 5k and the kids run and so far (donations are still pouring in) he has garnered about $1500 for the new Mountain Trails Elementary schools library! If you would like to donate for Austin's project click here. I think the donate link will be live for a week or two.
So after the race, when it was nice and HOT, I geared up for my run. About a mile into it, I realized I was going to go much slower than I'd hoped and would run out of time to finish. I also had forgot to drink even 8 oz of water that morning. I had two mostly frozen water bottles in my hands and gu in the pocket. Not good. Decided based on the first couple miles to turn around early and finish the run in the evening. We were headed out to the lake for the last good day of the season anyway. So did 8.9 in 1:32:55, for a 10:23 pace in the morning.
When dusk hit, I took off again for 4.2 to finish it off. Was well hydrated and felt good. Finished that in 37:05 for a 8:50 pace. BIG difference. Finished strong and felt so much better than the morning.
I told Mark this morning I felt like I had a hangover. (For those who don't know me in person, I am only imagining. I have never had a hangover and in fact have never tasted alcohol, so this would rank among my worst headaches of all time). He informed me a hangover was partly due to dehydration, so I probably did have one. Hmmm.
Anywho, I was very proud to run another 1/2 distance, even broken up, just 3 weeks after my race bomb. Decided to do another half in 6 weeks so I don't end my season on a sour note.
So without further ado or blah blah blahing about myself:
We have a winner for the Road ID giveaway!
Courtesy of Random.org,
Elizabeth wins a $15 gift certificate to Road ID! Elizabeth, please email me your address and I'll get it off to you. firstname.lastname@example.org
If any of you are interested in a Road ID, please use the link on my blog and 10% will be donated to my friend Jim Hughes' medical trust.
Thanks for all your entries. I love doing the giveaways!