Monday, May 20, 2013

My Second 5K and Our First One Together

Sunday I ran my second 5K - the Hair of the Dog 5K at Silver Decoy Winery. I was so nervous that I couldn't sleep the night before. I kept tossing and turning and stressing about the rain. I don't like running in the rain and especially wasn't happy about the possibility of running in pouring rain. I know, Wah Wah. Thankfully, I was accountable. For one, Hubby and I were running this one together and there was no way I was telling him I'm not going to do it. Two, I know how bad I would I feel if I stayed home and it stopped raining! So I got up Sunday morning, had my coffee and started getting excited! Since the weather wasn't that great, we ended up dropping Little Beast to his grandparents instead of bringing him along. Our original plan was to meet up with some friends and enjoy the festival and some wine after the run but it rained on our parade so we decided to leave after the 5K.

We arrived, parked, registered, peed, stretched, peed again, stretched some more, peed yet again (you can never pee enough before a race!) and found our way to the starting line. The course was pretty flat and since it was a race to benefit dog rescue, there were tons of people running with their dogs. Hearing the jingling of collars and leashes behind you is definitely different. There were also tons of kids galloping away and then stopping abruptly. It was a great atmosphere. At the 1 mile mark, the clock said 8:20, my running app told me a 8:06. I was happy with my pace and kept on running. I hit 2 miles at 17:06, and 16 something on my phone. Somewhere after 2 miles, I started cramping on my left side. It was bad and I wanted to stop but I told myself I couldn't. I did run a lot slower and when the pain eased, I found my pace again. I finished at 27:21, a new PR! At the finish line, I saw Hubby and told him I was going to throw up. I sprinted at the end when I saw 27 to ensure I made it under 28 minutes, my goal, and I did. Hubby also PR'd, at 24:50!

Happy with our PR's

So my second 5K and my first 5K with Hubby was a success! I am excited to run many more races with him and hope to one day beat him! He's pretty fast so I'm not sure if I will ever be faster than him but I'm going to try my best! We signed up for our next race together - The Rugged Maniac -  and will most likely run this one together. I never thought I would sign up for a 5K with obstacles but I'm excited. That will be my 3rd 5K this year!

I'm also happy to say that I went shopping with Bestie last week and everything fit so much better. I have noticed a drastic decrease in my muffin top. Dresses fit better and pants were more flattering - Thank you Trainer for making me do so many squats! It's been a month since I started working with Trainer and people are now starting to notice a difference in my body. I can't wait to see what another month of working with her will do!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the PR! Sounds like a fun race bit I'm not sure if I would be comfortable racing with the dogs


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