Yesterday I ran my first 5K. Though I wasn't the winner, I did finish, which was all that mattered to me. I am not a super fast runner, and as I trained (very loose use of the word 'trained'), I gauged my time to be around 40 minutes.
But I did it in 34 minutes yesterday, at least that is what the clock said as I crossed the finish line. According to my time chip it was 35, but I am sticking with 34, because it makes me feel better.
Me and a couple of my friends registered for this run. It is called The Pink 5K. It is a girl only run and benefits breast cancer.
Here is the jacket that I got for the run, I knew it as going to be cold.
Kaitlyn (one of my friends) and I had to drive from Logan down to Layton to pick up Tiffany. From there, the three of us made our way down to Alpine where the 5K was being held. I got up at like 4:35 AM yesterday to begin my journey.
After we picked up Tiffany, we stopped at McDonalds and got parfaits. It was fun. Below here is Tiffany (left) and Kaitlyn. They are the most darling girls you could ever know. I also get to have the pleasure of working with these two lil' ladies.
We had to pick our packets up before 7:45 AM. We got ours at like 7:43 AM. Pretty good timing. After that we just waited for the busses to come shuttle our butts up to the start line. You see, I did my first 5K right. It was all down hill, except for some barely up-hill spots, and believe me, I noticed the barely up-hill spots.
As we waited for the busses, we took some silly photos.
And then we were attacked by the terrible too-too's. Just kidding. But here is the get up that these gals ran in.
We thought it was so funny and we wanted a better picture of them, so I told Tiffany and Kaitlyn to get up there and I would act as if I was taking their picture in order to get the too-too ladies, and here is how well that worked! This pic just cracks me up.
Here we are on the bus, getting ready to run!
So both Kaitlyn and Tiffany are both super good at running. They finished the run in 24 minutes. Kaitlyn was #1 in her age group and Tiffany #2 in her age group. I am going to train (not loosely) and do better. I have some big running plans in my future. No marathons by any means, but more 5K's for sure. There is also a Pink 10K in Logan in August. I think I am going to do it!
Here is the shirt we got for doing this run. I always order a large for my bragging right's tee's and they always fit, except this is a shirt by Down East Outfitters.
This company makes very cute clothing, don't get me wrong, but their large is actually a small. This damn shirt should have fit me, and it does, just not in a cute way. Oh well. I won't be sporting this baby around any time soon!
After our run we went and visited B's parents. It was so good to see them even though it was a very short visit. Then we went to lunch and then shopping at the mall. We had a great day!
Thanks Tiffany and Kaitlyn!
Last night I was so tired. I had been up for way too long on way too little sleep. I still mustered up the strength to take this picture with Arnold. I love that dog!
And as for today, well B is fishing with Brett. I am thinking of going shopping as I didn't buy anything yesterday, but I may just stay home and work on my project some more. Here are some of the next pieces:
It is coming together slowly but surely. I am excited for when it is all put together and ready to be used.
Coming up, not this next weekend but in two weeks I have the Goldilocks bike ride in Herriman UT. I am going 60 miles on this one. I can't wait! It is going to be so much fun. I also have a triathlon coming up later in May. I have got to get better at swimming! I certainly hope that those tee's will fit! My goodness.
Anyway, I hope all is well with one and all!