Tuesday, March 11, 2008

It's like WOW!

I ran my 5K on Saturday! Sydney couldn't make it, but Midge and Sarah did. Conditions were perfect. The sun wasn't out and it was raining. Did I say perfect? I meant less than ideal, but really not bad. The rain slowed just before the start time, and didn't start picking up again until my last mile. Also, there were hills, which I hadn't trained for. Overall, however, it was a great day for a race.

My race goals were as follows:

1 - Finish, and not in last
2 - Never stop moving
3 - Come in under 45 minutes

Considering this was my first running race EVER, I think I did pretty darn well.


Place O'All Name Age Time Pace

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18/25 329 STRETCH AMANDA 23 42:10 13:35

Well under my goal! Yes! I lost Midge and Sarah about a mile in (they outpaced me), but that's quite alright. I had my iPod to keep me company.

Here is Saturday's playlist (don't judge me):

All I Really Want - Alanis Morissette
Don't Stop the Music - Rihanna
Shake It - Metro Station
Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
Wannabe - Spice Girls
Shut Up and Drive - Rihanna
SexyBack - Justin Timberlake
Bad Reputation - Halfcocked
The First - Tegan and Sara
Precious Things - Tori Amos
Don't Turn Around - Ace of Base
Like Wow! - Leslie Carter

Sadly, I didn't even think about having some Flogging Molly or Dropkick Murphy's, which would have been perfect for the Shamrock Run, until we were gathering at the start line. I'm really pleased with the results, as I was out to beat no one but myself (and at least 100 people that were still behind me). I definitely have the race bug now and can't wait to run another one.

In other fitness news, my waist measurement is smaller than it was in December and it's been noted that I look like I've lost weight. YES!!


DeShawn Smith said...

Congratulations to you! That's a great accomplishment! I haven't ever run a 5k before. Nobody has ever chased me that far.

Seriously though... Congratulations!

Giggles said...

Yippy! That is wonderful. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Fran said...

I CHOOSE NOT TO RUN! ;) But I think it's awesome you do! yay!

Konfusion with a K said...

YAY!!! Congrats hon! That's so great :) :)

chosha said...

Awesome, congratulations! Such a great effort, I'm going to overlook the Spice Girls. :) Seriously, this is a goal of mine and at my current fitness level, you're sounding like quite the pro athlete. Can't wait to hear about your next running adventure.