Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Frigid 5K

One of my goals, plans and resolutions for 2013 is to run a 5K in less than 23 minutes. Lofty for me, but totally doable if I push myself. (Isn't anything doable if we just push ourselves a little?!) So I took a shot at it this weekend at a race otherwise known as The Frigid 5K, which was held in a town near to mine. I ran it with a friend of mine (because it's so much more fun to run a race when you run it with a friend, I think).

I crossed the finish line at 24 minutes and one second. Just shy of the top five in my age group, and just shy of my goal. But I'm still pretty happy with myself.

The race started off on a really narrow, congested path so I had to dodge some people to break away. And I did so going up a hill. I hate hills Plus, it was cold and my lungs always burn when I run in the cold. But I found my stride after the first mile and hauled arse all the way to the finish line. Nice and fast, just the way I wanted it to be. My friend finish in 19 minutes and some change, and I think he was pretty happy with that as he should be.

And then, I went to my sister's baby shower where you bet I had one of these:

She's due in six weeks and I can't wait to meet my new nephew, otherwise known as Little Dude in my book until he gets here and she reveals his actual name. But let's be honest, I'll probably always call him Little Dude, right?

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday...

Question: What's the fastest you've ever run a 5K?

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