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!