Wednesday, February 22, 2012

can i brag?

of course i can, it's my blog!  
i turned 43 on friday and on saturday the mister and i ran in the 3rd annual Winter Blast 5k.  
 no, that is not an optical illusion, i really am that much shorter than the mister!
ok, here comes the bragging....
I GOT FIRST PLACE IN MY AGE GROUP!!!
yep, i even beat the lady on my left, the one that is 2foot taller than me!
i ran a 24:31!
when the gun went off i thought "oh man, i'm running FAST" and as i came around the corner towards the first mile marker i could see that it said 6 something.  holy cow!!!  by the time i got to the 1 mile mark myself, i was running a 7:20 (beating my fastest mile by 4 sec!).  i knew that when i got to mile 2 i wanted to have a 14:40 but it was 15 something so i said to myself "there is no way you're going to keep slowing down. you're running fast and nothing is hurting so get your butt moving you little twit"  i'm a real motivational speaker on the course let me tell you!
if you run and haven't ever done a race, i'd really encourage you to!  the runner's high is real and the feeling of accomplishment isn't bad either, plus the free snacks and medals-it's a win~win!

the bad part of my story, i had gum surgery tuesday and can't run for the next 10 days...
i'm off to snuggle with my medal on the couch!


7 comments:

Kim said...

!!!!!!Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On another note- hope you heal up quickly- gum surgery sounds horrible!

Sherry @ Life from my persective said...

You know this post has me smiling ear to ear... well up to the point when you said gum surgery and no running. then I cringed for you! Snuggle that medal - you rock!

LeeLu Creations said...

Congrats! Not on the gum surgery, but winning your race. :)

Unusual Girl Studios said...

If you're awesome and you know it - shake your bootie....(that's how the song goes, right?)

Renee said...

Congrats. I know you are so proud.

Hope your mouth is feeling better soon.

Angela said...

Congrats!!!! Now you have to wear that medal for at least a month!!

Melanie said...

Happy belated birthday! You rock, sister! And look at the svelte mister! You got that boy rockin' it too! Aren't you all the cutest.

Oh, and I hate when people say LOL, but I literally did when you pointed out your height difference with the posted behind you. Good stuff.

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