Saturday I had a 5K; I started out feeling really good, my legs seemed really fast, the course was great, I had ran it before, and everything was going really smooth. I was looking for a PR and as I looked at my Garmin we were at 2.75 miles and a really good PR was within sight! I was wanting a 25 minute, didn't care if it was 25:59 as long as it was in the 25 minute range. The last 2 tenths I was getting really fatigued, and I forgot all about an incline right at the finish line and I could not go any harder. My legs felt heavy and my breathing was terrible. I had run the hardest I ever had the half mile prior to finishing. I still finished with a PR but only by 3 seconds. 26:46, was what my Garmin said, however I think it might have been a few seconds less officially, the time was chipped time and the results has not been posted yet. Jessica had a PR as well.
However the big PR person was my Momma!!! She always registers as a runner so that she can walk some. She finished with a time of 39:39!!!!!! Her very first 5k was around 50 minutes, so she has improved tremendously!!!
|My Mom and I after the race.|
|Jessica and I after the race|
Saturday night we went to a friends birthday party and had a really good time. Saw some friends that I hadn't seen in a while.
Sunday was a lazy day! The kids had stayed all night with the grandparents, Chris went golfing and I took a nap!!! And man it was a good one. Then Jessica and I decided we would go on a good long run, "til the sun goes down" as she said. And that we did, we ran 8 miles and it felt really good. I figured I would be sore this morning, but I wasn't. I used some Biofreeze on my knees last night and all is well today. However I think I am gonna take today off and hit it tomorrow.
The kids played around in the woods with my parents and she sent me these cute pictures!
|The 3 amigos! Maddie, Carter and my niece Riley Jo|
|Peeping out of the Hunting Hut|
|Carter and my Daddy at the Hunting Hut, trust me they don't rough it!!|
|Maddie with a turtle and her baby. Actually it is one of my old Cabbage Patch babies!|
|Carter with a turtle, turning the loose for the winter.|