Saturday, July 19, 2014

I am Now Resting Comfortably at Home

Well...We Did It!!!

Emily and I ran a 5K last night.

I spent most of the day wondering if the rain was ever going to let up.  Emily spent most of the day making sure she had all the poop out of her before the big race.

It rained and rained and rained and rained some more.  In fact, it is still raining.

We seriously contemplated going to the mall and telling everyone we ran.


Here we are before:

I am really getting my dad's chipmunk smile.



I guess we were a bit eager beaver because we were preregistration number two and three.  Who the hell beat us?!



I must admit I did not run the whole way...but I ran most.  The course was flat and fast.  Half was in a beautiful greenway, a quarter was in a residential area, and the rest was on a busy road.  I sucked wind on the road...it was towards the end.  A woman in front of me, with a tattoo of a sun on one shoulder and a moon on the other,  would stop and walk in front of me.  Just when I was about to pass her she would take off on me and run, then stop and walk.  I just knew she was fucking with me.  After about the fourth time I said "Screw it!"  and walked for about three minutes.  Then I did my jog walk the rest of the way back.  

Yay Emily!  

She says she only had to wait around 15 minutes for me to finish.
Yay me!

I was NOT last.


For some reason my shoulders and arms hurt today.  Was I flailing them around while I ran?!  

Oh well, another check for my 101 things to do in 1001 days.

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    1. I was suppose to ease in with a 3K but apparently they aren't very common. I found 5K, 7K, half marathons ....yeah right.

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    1. We were both so bitter before but quite happy with ourselves afterwards.

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  3. Oh good on you!!! I am inspired as have never run a race like that. (and actually I don't think I've broken into a trot in years) Love that smiley selfy of you and Miss Emily, you both look gorgeous.
    I know what you mean about the poopy thing, When my sister did a big race she says pray that i don't poop myself at the finish line like some do (it's common, apparently). Nerve racking

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    1. Ummm, no comment. She's so funny. I told everyone I was resting all Friday for the race that night. She told everyone she'd be working on her poop the whole day.

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  4. Great job!! And in the rain too, that makes you guys extra impressive. Did you ever find bib #1?

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    1. I do believe #1 bailed because of the rain. Fortunately that had a large number preregister so they made some money for the cause...which was food for kids. Sending kids home with backpacks full of food for the weekends.

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  5. You star, that would have killed me. Are you starving today?

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    1. Hunter thought I deserved a glass of wine after and I could hardly get that down. Today...omelet and bacon, BBQ pork butt and ribs, brownies and wine. I deserve it.:)

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  6. Congrats!
    I would have probably stopped at the mall,lol.

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    1. We were seriously thinking about the mall or maybe Cheesecake Factory.

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  7. Oh, you have a beautiful smile-- what's this about chipmunks?!? Good for you for getting out and doing this. I've never been a good runner at all; I did come in third in a sailing race yesterday (crew of 4=zero exercise).

    All the bacon you want today!

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    1. Found out Em was 36 out of 78. I was 60 out of 78 but #5 out of ten in my age bracket. And, I ran just under a thirteen minute mile...got to work on my time. Em runs a bit over a nine minute mile.

      Congrats on your race!

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  8. Great picture of the two of you! Great job on the race. That's inspirational:)

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  9. Great job! What an excellent cause, too. Your writing style always makes me smile.

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    1. I am just happy they had a lot preregister so the pot was bigger.

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  10. Congratulations! Didn't you *just* start running? I am so impressed!
    Ive always known that you Southern ladies do a thing right

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    1. Well thank you. I did run today...just a mile. And I won't be scared to run another 5K when Hunter's ready. HA!

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