I'm excited--and I can't seem to stop being excited.  I ran the 5k eeeaaarly (for me, ya'll runners are perky ones at 7am on a brisk Spring morning!) on Saturday morning.  My expectations were tempered:  I knew that physically I could run the mileage, I was worried about mentally though.  Could I not talk myself out of doing well, could I avoid getting defeated by the other, faster, more experienced, runners? 

 

The answer turned out to be yes, I can.  I ran my own race, I picked a faster runner and stayed with them mostly until she ran away from me at the end. Hehe.  That's experience talking, I think.

 

I came in 187/668 runners overall.  11/77 in my division and 55/377 female runners.  My final time was 28:28:08.  That's what really got me excited.  I was pretty sure I was going to be right at a 10 minute mile, which isn't what I wanted but sort of what I expected.  And I was wrong.  Which can be really nice (c:

 

Now I want to go do it again, only faster hehe.

 

The best news, however, is that while my calves hate me and I'm sore and I literally went home and went to sleep for three hours after the race (can we say adrenaline rush?) and all of those things...no IT problems!  None.  Not even a twinge!  That was the bigger, cosmic goal-run this thing without a peep from that ridiculous fascia.

 

Success.  (c:

 

Hmm...there's an awesome trail run 5k in Lawrence on May 5th that I might have to go try now...I had to sit out on it last year because of running like a drunken bear...maybe I can get it this year.  I'm going to aim for moderation and see how it all feels between now and then.  But it sure would be cool.

 

 

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Comment by Larissa Uredi on April 30, 2012 at 11:45am

Sounds good (c:

Comment by Melinda on April 28, 2012 at 6:43am
I'm doing the Corporate Challenge half on the 19th but would be up for a run or a race after that. Clinton Lake trails sound great. Let's make a date to connect, OK?
Comment by Larissa Uredi on April 25, 2012 at 1:18pm

It sounds like a lot of people are doing that 5k this time around-crazy!  Maybe we can meet up and do a run on a weekend or just another, better-timed 5k in town.  (c:  I have a bone to pick with Clinton Lake's trails...I haven't run out there since I ran into my IT problems and the last time (ok, only time) I did that run with the Trailhawks I tried to break my knee cap by landing on a rock.  It's so "go time".

 

Comment by Melinda on April 23, 2012 at 8:28pm
Aw man, I'd do that 5K with you but I'm sort of stuck doing the KC Corporate Challenge 5K that day. Bummer!

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