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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I'm not sure if I am a blogger or a whiner....it seems that when I blog I tend to complain - but not today.....

Sunday I ran a 5k with some wonderful ladies. The race was to benefit a great cause, and I was looking forward to it....until I woke up....it was RAINING. I am such a princess when it comes to rain - I don't like it one little tiny bit...I don't run if it is raining, and typically - I would have chalked my entrance fee up to helping a great cause and pulled the covers back over my head.

However, I knew there were people looking for me, and I didn't want to let them down, so off I went. As it turned out - it was worth it.

I arrived a little too early for the race, due to the fact that organizers made me think I might have to park SO FAR away that I would need a shuttle...I wanted a good spot for after.....so 1 hour and 45 minutes early - was TOO EARLY....

I picked up all my info, reloaded the car, and chatted and waited. As we waited the rain came down harder and harder....

The gun went off at 10, and away we went....I was in a zone from the get go, probably due to the face that the race started down hill....

Typically I am a 10:30 / mile person - as I crossed the first mile, someone yelled out 8:23....I said "For REAL!" out loud....now I was energized....Some where between miles 1 and 2 my ipod stopped giving me tunes, so I had to dig deep without them....

I hit 2 miles at 18 and some small change...can't recall.....I was back to my 10 minute pace, but that was OK....

about 2.5 miles, my shoe came undone...I haven't had an untied shoe in MONTHS....must have been the rain - they were slippery - so I tied it - checked the other one, double knotted them and took off again....

I finished in 29:22 (a new PR for me) - and am so excited....of course the downhill part of the race helped for sure - but now I know I can do it if I bust it....under 30 that is.....

Today my ham strings are tight - and it's raining - but I just might go for a run....I think the rain and I might just get along after all.
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