Lately I've kind of been thinking, why do I sign up for these things and pay money to run when I can just go out and run for free?
Yes, yes I believe I'm an adrenaline junkie.
It starts the night before when I'm getting all my stuff ready so that in the early morning I can just get ready and make sure I don't forget anything.
Getting up early, getting ready in the dark, eating something so I'm fueled up. Driving to the event and picking up the packet, hitting the port a potty and standing around in anticipation of the start.
AND WE'RE OFF!!
Trying to run fast and yet also trying to pace myself. Pushing myself to do the best I can. Sprinting into the finish line.
It's awesome I tell you! Even though while I'm running sometimes it doesn't feel all that awesome I ALWAYS love how it feels when I'm done.
Yesterday we ran the St. Joe's Fun Run.
I managed to kick it back up for the last quarter mile into the finish line and finished at 28:49, which MAY be a PR (fastest recorded anyways). When I did the UOP run I came in at 28 something but I don't know what the something was and they didn't post the times anywhere.
Scott did a run/walk and came in under 40 minutes. Which is fantastic for him since he has barely done any running and has just started re-doing the couch to 5k program after being sick. I love that he still gets out there and goes for it!
There were a lot of walkers at this event and a lot of little kids! Check out this little one that came in not too long after me. It always amazes me to see little ones running a 5k. She had a little button on that said it was her birthday too.
and these little future runners in the strollers were chanting GO GO GO! I was like "who's going to win!?!?" lol they were so cute!
I finished 7th in my age group and 23rd of women. Not too shabby! I'm pretty sure that after I do my half marathon I'm just going to start focusing on getting a faster 5k time.
Before I really enjoyed the challenge of running the longer distances but I think I'm over that for now. I'm really enjoying the faster shorter distances.