Well this morning started off at 6:53am because that is what time I set my alarm. We left the house at 7:30 to go race. In the car was my father, my best friend Anna, my brother and myself.
My brother, Matt, was running for the first time in about 2 months-he had a knee injury. He was taking a nice “slow” jog as he puts it. He finished the 10k in 49 minutes. I wish that could be my slow jog. He ran a half marathon in 1:33 before he hurt his knee. Luckily though, his knee didn’t hurt at all today. He is going to some big Nike innovational cross country race on Saturday with his team.
This was Anna’s longest race ever. She finished in a time of 1:32. She was happy and maintained her normal 5k pace.
My dad was very happy with his results and got 48 minutes. He is coming off of running a couple longer runs a few days ago so he wasn’t expecting to do that well. He did a lot better than he thought though.
I broke 45 minutes and got a time of 44:17. I also was first in my age category. I was pretty shocked but I didn’t hear my name and my brother ended up getting my trophy. I had run back to find a few of my friends and run with them to the end (including Anna). I know in May I will improve a lot more because I’ll be back into Running season. These road races I do now, I’m not too worried about my time. But on a side note-last year I ran this race and was at 1:07-so I dropped 23 minutes! My how my running has changed over the last year.
Did I mention I got a swell trophy? I got 1/104 in my age group. A lot of the faster females weren’t there. Don’t get me wrong-I’m happy I got 1st but I know a lot of the females I normally see winning the age group weren’t there…
And here come the oddities random thoughts of my day before my actual eats.
Whoever found my blog using the term fat belly dancers. I’m your girl! A fat belly dancing woman.
I am using this time to really rejuvenate my locks. My hair is shedding worse than a sheep in summertime. The chlorine has done a number on my hair that I’m not used to at all…our pool chemicals have been crazy the last month. What is your favorite and best conditioner?
How was your Thanksgiving?