Sunday, April 18, 2010

Race Day!

On Saturday I ran the Salt Lake City 5K. I decided to sign up for this race a few months ago because I figured that it would give me something besides IF and TTC to focus on, plus it would be something that I would actually have some control over. I was planning on running the race alone, but then I got an e-mail from my dad on Thursday asking me when/where we were going to meet up to run together. My dad is an excellent runner, and apparently he had told me that he would run with me, but I had spaced it. It totally made my day!

Before we began the race, I reminded my dad that I am not as good of a runner as he is and that it wouldn't hurt my feelings at all if he did not want to keep pace with me. He was so nice and said that "he wasn't there to win anything" and he stayed with me the entire time.

DH took this picture of my dad and me just after we had crossed the finish line. My original goal was to complete the race in 35 minutes (I know, not super fast), and I am pleased to say that I ran it in 35 minutes, 31 seconds. I think that is close enough...goal met! I also finished 19th (out of 80) in my division, and right about in the middle of all the participants.

While we were cooling down after the race, we ran into two of our good friends, J and G. I had no idea that they were running, so it was fun to see them unexpectedly.
I am really glad that I stuck with it and ran this race. It was good to have something to focus and something healthy to keep me motivated. I think that I will probably start training for a 10K. It is nice to remember that their are goals out there that I can have control over and achieve.

9 comments:

  1. This is an amazing achievement, sweetie. Well done you! That just blows me away!! Cuuuute pic of you and your dad too!
    xx

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  2. Awesome job! I'm glad you made your goal!

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  3. Way to go!! Thanks for the reminder of finding something I do have control over! Congrats! :)

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  4. Yay!! Congrats!! And how special that your dad ran with you!! :)

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  5. Great job!!! And how fun you got to run with you dad, very cool! Congrats!!

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  6. Awesome! Very happy for you!!

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  7. Congrats!! Thats awesome! I'm running a 5k in June, and a 10k the week after (if I survive the 5k). Any tips you could send my way for a beginner runner would be awesome!

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  8. Wow! Congratulations!! And how nice to have your dad run with you.

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