C & S Mommy

Friday, September 29, 2006

7 out of 21/148 out of 324

I ran my second 5k on September 16th. This was a race at the hospital where I work. When I first decided to participate I had not planned on telling very many people. Of course, word spread that I was planning on racing which put some pressure on me. I met up with my friend, Sheila, who is a real runner. She has completed a couple of marathons and half marathons. She was with a couple of other ladies who are runners with Team In Training (for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society). My two friends from MRI were there also. My main goal for this race was to be able to pace Sheila for most of it. Well…luck happened to be on my side and Sheila was a little off her game having been sick the week before. I actually managed to stay ahead of Sheila the whole race and paced Sonya, who is also an accomplished runner. I finished one minute faster than my first race. I was 7th out of 21 in the female 30-34 group and 148th out of 324 overall. Not too shabby. Next is a 10k.

Yes, I am fully aware that I am slightly addicted now.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

And a little toy surprise too!

I did it!! I ran my first 5k. The WHOLE thing. I was so nervous and came so close to backing out a few times. My friend from work was supposed to do it with me but he had something going on that day. My goals were to run the whole thing and to finish in under 30 minutes. Both of which I did. I even won a little trophy for coming in first place in the female 30-34 group. As I suspected, and just confirmed, I was the ONLY female 30-34 but that is okay. I came in 39th place out of 54. Overall I am pleased. I am ready to do my second 5k on Saturday. I am actually hoping to do this one with one of my friends from the hospital. I am hoping to pace her as best I can. However, she is a real runner so I may be setting myself up. Anyway…here are a couple of pictures: