Pony Express 5k

Pony Express 5k
My first race ever!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Super Fun Saturday!

My wonderful Hubby and middle child are out of town at  a mountain biking race, so we were pretty quiet around here.  Did my long run on Friday so that Saturday could be devoted to some kids activities that I was driving for and then off to Power-Tri to watch Ironman in Kona.  

Then dear boss at the gym invited me to run a 5k she was helping sponsor for the library and all I could think was how slow I will run it because of my poor tired legs.

So I talked youngest girl child into going with me, she did it on her scooter.  (allowed per 5k rules).  It actually was really fun!  When I got there, found the other girls from the gym, ran into an old friend,  a fellow spin instructor (both organizing, not running), as well as my dentist and his wife.   So after some chatting about how slow we all are, the shot went off and there we go.  Dentist and wife are definitely faster than me!  Gym girls, slower, and Callie right with me.  Went out too fast and felt it, so I slowed down a little.  

As I got to the turnaround, I realized my time was going to be close to my PR!  So I picked it up a little, left poor Callie in the dust, and finished with a 20 second PR!!!!  26:14 to be exact.  Callie said I turned into a dot.  I love having my race partner go with me!  She's awesome! Now I've done a 5k with both my daughters.

It was a tiny race, only 63 people, I took 10th place and I think 4th in the womens.   But who cares!  I loved every minute!  Just imagine what I could have done without the 15 miles of exhaustion from the day before!

Ate at the Kiwanis club breakfast after, YUMMMY!  Then back home to clean up and help older daughter with surprise party for friend.  Nice surprise for me, I ended up not having to drive.

So Callie and I took off for the Kona party to cheer on my favorite athlete Crissie Wellington.  Was super disappointed to find she pulled out due to illness.  I felt lost, not knowing who to root for.....

Callie's sports watch
We had fun anyway.  Ate good food, won  a nuun water bottle and a yankz t2 transition bag, which had a pair of yankz in them.  Can't complain about that!  Callie was super excited, cause she knew she get's the yankz!  She's wanted some forever.  They had a kids race and all the kids got prizes, she won a sports watch!  She's loving that she can time everything now.  I feel some PR's coming for her!

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