This weekend Jennifer and I competed in our second 5k with Jamie and Beth R. (a couple of the other ladies we ran the Race for the Cure with!) We ran the Beat the Heat which was held at 7:00pm on Saturday night.
Unlike the Race for the Cure, this race was sponsored by a running club and there were only 659 runners.
And ample parking and Port-A-Potties.
There were lots of serious runners at this race. You know the kind. The ones that are supper thin and super fast. But we didn't let that stop us. Because you have to start somewhere.
They didn't use timing chips at this race so even though my finish time was 5 seconds slower than the first race, I am subtracting at least 30 seconds (or maybe more) to account for the fact that I didn't cross the start line when the gun sounded.
So there was a little tiny bit of improvement in my time. (Good!) And I haven't been crazy sore like last time. (Better!) And I was able to run three miles this morning unlike after the last race when I wasn't able to run three miles again for over a week. (Best!)
So, yes. I guess I'm hooked! And I'm still marveling at the fact that 6 months ago I had never even run 1 mile - much less three - consecutively - and in 30 minutes!
So I guess Lao-tzu was right. A journey of a million miles really does begin with one step!
Oh, and going to Dairy Queen for Blizzards after the race is a great incentive too!
Here we are before the race getting rained on. The rain stopped before the race started and left things nice and humid and muggy. Oh, and aren't we cute in our matching shirts?? Our motto - If you can't be fast, be cute!