I haven’t blogged in a week! It feels like it has been forever. The husband and I headed “home” Wednesday night and after I logged off of my work computer that afternoon, I didn’t get back on a computer until yesterday. I spent our entire visit home unplugged (except for helping my mom with some internet shopping) and it was actually pretty nice! I had a very relaxing holiday and visit home and didn’t worry about what was happening online.
I am now working on getting caught up on the blogs that I read and some of you might notice some late comments appearing from me. 🙂
Anyway… I know you’re all waiting in breathless anticipation to hear how the Turkey Trot went, right?
On Thanksgiving morning, I ran my second ever 5K race. It was 29 degrees Fahrenheit and snowing.
I FINISHED IT IN 30:04! 30:04!
My goals were: 1) To have fun – check! 2) Finish faster than my first 5K (33:53) – check! 3) Finish at or under 30 minutes – While I was over by 4 seconds, I am going to say check for this one! 30:04 is damn close to a 30 min. 5K! (Particularly in those conditions!)
I finished my first mile in 9:25, which is the fastest I have ever run a mile! I hit the 2 mile mark at 19:02. My average pace was 9:42, which is so, so, so awesome for me! Remember I usually struggle to even run a 10 min. mile? To have an average pace under 10 min., I can’t even hardly believe it!
At first I was disappointed by missing my goal by 4 seconds but I am very proud of myself. I worked very hard and I ran well and I knocked almost 4 min. off my old time. I did fantastic.
My mother-in-law, step-father-in-law, grandma, grandpa, mom and the husband were all there to watch me. My grandpa missed seeing me come in to the finish (just didn’t recognize that it was me when I ran by). I feel sad for him. 😦 I saw him and thought he saw me. I should have waved. Poor grandpa.
I hope all of my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
This morning I got up and did and hour of yoga before getting ready for work and it felt so good. I love yoga. I’m sure I’m going to be doing more and more of it as the weather gets colder. I am going to try to keep up with running as I can but I find running on the treadmill much more difficult since transitioning to outside and I just don’t have the gear needed for running outside when it’s very cold.
Better get back to the project currently on my needles!