On Saturday this happened at the Blake Reynolds Memorial Fund 5k race
Which was good enough for 2nd place in my age group, 8th female and 33rd overall. So that was pretty cool and painful, mostly cool.
This race got me excited to try and run fast. I am hopeful that I can eventually get under 25. Overall I had a great time, except for when I almost puked at the end. Apparently there is a price to pay for picking up the pace. D ran the 10K and kicked butt finishing in 45:29, 4th in his age group and 15th overall. The hubs is insanely fast because he ran so fast but in the end he admitted that he took it easy since his leg has been bothering him. Whhhaaattt I'm sorry 7:20 minute miles does not seem easy. Oh to be naturally speedy.
The best part was seeing friends kick ass! Kendra and Amanda both smashed it.
|Me mauling Amanda who got a new PR. My excitement about running just can't be contained.|
After the 5K I headed over the the Shazam! 24 hour race in Smith Station Alabama to do some lap counting for a few hours. The people running this race were amazing! 24 hours spent on a track running laps. Insane! In a totally amazing way. I loved it. It was a small race so in about ten minutes I was invested in ever single one of them, cheering every lap. The mental toughness not to mention the strength and general badassery needed is just amazing!
|Now this is an aid station!|
It got me even more excited to eventually venture into an ultra. Looking at you Greenland Trail 50K.