Saturday, October 2, 2010

5K Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name....

Today's race was perfect because it was local. After last weekend's epic journey, I was more than happy to roll out of bed late and drive a whole 5 minutes to the starting line.

I love this race. The course loops around the 2 lakes in our community, and even passes right in front of our house. It brings out the entire neighborhood, and it's fun to wave back to familiar faces.

I waited until the very last minute to register because I couldn't make up my mind. Last year I ran the 15K, but after pushing my flour baby up a few of the steeper hills on yesterday's test run, I decided I didn't have it in me this year. It pained every type-A bone in my body that tells me I always need to go faster, stronger, longer.... but I settled for the 5K instead.

#123...that's easy to remember



Registered and ready to go



Procession to the starting line. We're in no rush since we have to start in the very back anyway.



Here we go again....



I run these streets all the time so I knew exactly what was coming. Even though there were some BIG hills, at least they weren't a surprise and I could pace myself appropriately. I beat our best stroller 5k time from last winter by almost a minute.

Ok, so one minute faster than slow is still slow.

But for a small race of 130 people, it was good enough for



Actually Emily won. She always manages to beat me by a nose.



When I rolled up to get the award, the race director told me to wait a second. He walked over to the table where the timing chip people were set-up. They pointed to something on the computer screen and nodded their heads. Then he came back, said congratulations, and handed me the award. It was too funny.




The hubs is due home later this afternoon, so time for a quick shower and a swing by Starbucks. Am I the one who hasn't had their first Pumpkin Spice latte of the season?

Stats:
Chip Time: 23:58
Pace: 7:44/mile
Overall: 7/130
Gender: 1/84
A/G: 1/9

6 comments:

  1. Good job, girl! I love that race, did the 15k last year. There are some big hills for sure :)

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  2. Great job on the race!!! That's impressive running with a jogging stroller.

    And I just came across your blog through the HLB Atlanta database. I'm planning an Atlanta blogger meetup and would love you to join us. Email me at tina@faithfitnessfun.com if you're interested. And if not, then I'm still glad I visited and found another great blog! :)

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  3. Way to go! You are my jogging stroller mama inspiration. I post on the nest as frecklygrrl and I just recently bought my BOB. I am running my first race with DS on 10/23.

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  4. So you know what I'm talking about Karen. That's cool you've been down to my neck of the woods. They moved the race up a month this year. Not sure why, but luckily the weather was still nice a cool.

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  5. Hey Katie, thanks for stopping by! Good luck on the 23rd. I'll be looking for a good race report :) I'm sure your DS will have a blast too.

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  6. Great job on the race!!! That's impressive running with a jogging stroller.

    And I just came across your blog through the HLB Atlanta database. I'm planning an Atlanta blogger meetup and would love you to join us. Email me at tina@faithfitnessfun.com if you're interested. And if not, then I'm still glad I visited and found another great blog! :)

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