I was excited to run the race, however was not feeling the love of a PR Sunday morning. And, I don't say that just to say it and then bust out and come in first (not that I could compete with this group Sunday). I think you can feel when you will run strong and awesome, and when you won't. I had a good time (about 10 seconds over my personal best) and placed 5th in my age group and got a really cool mug that I am currently drinking some good Peet's coffee out of as we speak.
check me out (all black on the side) looking at that dragon thing and thinking WTF is that?
I think the biggest accomplishment of the day, however, is my group of "running 102" girls who wanted to break that 30 minute 5K barrier. I can't describe the feeling watching them all cross that finish line at 28 min, 29 min, even 29:5something (it's before 30 minutes and that's all that counts). These girls started my Running 101 class in March not thinking they could even run a 5K in it's entirety. Now, 4 short months later, they are crushing their goals with some amazing times. Kudos to you Linda F, Kristin D, Kris D, Ellen S, Meggan A, Candace H and Leah H!!!
me and Logan (sara's son) crossing the finish while Tyler collects his medal
zach and sam approaching the finish...love those "yittle" legs!
|the usual cast of characters: kim, sara and peg |