(Sorry about no Foody Friday. With having VBS this week, we haven't had a normal dinner time so I didn't make anything recipe worthy. Until next Friday!)
The results are in....
Last Friday I ran the second leg of a four 5K series. The Oldham County Grand Slam consists of four 1 mile and 5K races that support different organizations within our local community. My hubs runs as part of a group his employer organizes. He runs for speed. This is the first year I've done any 5K's so I'm just running for completion. For Friday's race, I had a lot of chest congestion. I keep coughing during the run and it was miserable. I couldn't get a deep breath after the first mile. I honestly didn't think I was going to finish. I started off strong with 10 minute miles but by the time I hit mile 2, I had to walk. I HATED to walk, but I had to. It was either walk or pass out. I opted to walk. I walked three separate times between mile 2 and mile 3. I don't know how long I walked, but there were two other people that were walk/running right with me so it was motivating to stay right with them. My mother in law ran it with me. We started out together, I separated from her about a half mile in and then she caught up to me around 2.5 miles. She pushed me at the very end to kick it in to gear and give it everything I had. I didn't think I had anything left but at the very very end, I ran my heart out. It worked too because I finished this race, even with walking, faster than the first race! I was super proud and even a little disappointed that I had to walk. But, I did it, finished strong and have until August 11 to train for the next one.
Here are my results:
Race 1: 124th Place 34:58 time
Race 2: 124th Place 33:05 time
Yeah Baby!! I shaved off that much time even walking 3 times. I was super psyched :) My goal is by the 4th one to be able to do 10 minute miles so for 3.1 miles about 31-32 minutes. We will see. I'm just proud of myself at this point! If you're local and interested, the next one is August 11. Check out www.ocgrandslam.com for details.