Monday, May 3, 2010

I love a good race...

I love a good race, and this.... was a good race. It was a 5K/5 mile race and everyone started at the same spot. I was running the 5 mile, but it was good to start with the 5K-ers...a little more excitment and speed...AND I got to start with Hup. This was his second 5K, so I knew he could do it, but I always worry he'll get lost (cause it happened once), so his dad ran with him. He hit a tough spot with about a mile to go, but thanks to the wonderful encouragement of fellow runners he sucked it up and finished strong at 27:47. That's almost a minute faster than last summer, and the best part is, he's excited for his next chance.

(warming up with his Dad)

My race went almost as planned. I think I fell off pace somewhere around the thrid mile. It wasn't well marked and had a lot of distractions...maybe the distractions helped me mentally, but I lost my focus on my pace, and in the end I came in at 40:00.6. Yep, that's right .7 seconds from my goal of going under 40 minutes. I guess that gives me a good excuse to run it again next year.

(notice my hands clear across my chest...nice form, egh?)

It was fun to see friends who have been hiding out on the treadmill all winter, and to see the smiles on the faces of those coming in strong, no matter what their time. I loved having my family their to feel the excitement and see this side of me that usually only comes out early in the morning while they still sleep, and I can't help but be a little excited when they all wanted to join in on the next race.


  1. Great photo of you running! Fun thing to have your family there cheering you on.

    I can only run one mile but am trying to work my way up when the weather cooperates. I don't have a treadmill so it's touch and go in the spring. My goal is to at least be able to run around our whole section of land (4 miles) without having to stop.

  2. So how old is Chup? That is a great time for a little guy! I'm impressed. I need to share this with my two girls as they seem to be losing a little steam over this training!

    Good job for you too! You are speedy! So are you planning to do any more races?

    So you were raised on fresh, cow's milk huh? That is great. We've talked of getting a goal too. I'm not so sure I'd like the constant commitment to milk them though! Ben was raised on goat's milk!

    Have a great week and thanks for your comments!

    Judi :)

  3. Congrats on the race :) !! One day I hope to run one!


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