A great day for a race (with a cow)!

This morning I ran the St. Leo’s 10K and set a new PR! 50:34 (8:09 pace) and we had perfect NC weather. I was second in my age group but was so upset that first place was only 10 seconds ahead of me. I will sprint harder next time!

My dad ran the 5k (and won his age group) and then ran the 10k with me. And he even let me beat him by a few seconds. He’s awesome. Thanks to my wonderful fiance for always being at the finish line & always taking pictures for me! The heel striking in these pictures pains me… but I’m convinced it’s just because I was sprinting towards the finish line.

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Okay, so I have a really funny story about this race. You know how when you’re racing and you pick out someone in front of you that you absolutely have to beat? Well, for this race it was the Chick-fil-a cow. Someone in the Chick-fil-a cow suit ran the entire 10k and was about 200 yards in front of me the whole time. I was getting so upset that the person in the cow suit was beating me, so I really picked up the pace the last quarter mile or so to beat him. When we were just feet from the finish line I thought I wasn’t going to catch him, but he took a tumble. Luckily my fiance was able to catch the whole thing on camera.. Poor cow.

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I spent the rest of the day with my adorable nephew at the Farmer’s Market where I ate my weight in boiled peanuts. MMMMmm

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My sister in law and I are obsessed with these wine slushies that we found in a little wine shop in the town where I grew up. So naturally we had to go get some today (they are amazing). They were left over from St. Patrick’s Day so they were green.. and so were our mouths.

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Did anyone else race today?? How did you do?

About Maddie @ Dixie Runs

I'm Maddie. I'm a long time runner who has finally decided to start training for my first marathon. I do a lot of running with my 3 year old redbone coonhound, Dixie. This blog is about our running adventures and a whole lot more.
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4 Responses to A great day for a race (with a cow)!

  1. CONGRATS ON YOUR NEW PR!!!! And getting second in your age group! Way to go!

    The poor guy taking a tumble so close to the finish line. I can’t believe the person was able to run that fast in a giant cow costume!

    • dixieruns says:

      Thanks girl!! I was so impressed by his effort.. running in a cow costume could be a new training technique.

  2. Kristin @ Stamped With A Heart says:

    GREAT JOB!! You look amazing running and hello, the fact that your dad ran with you…so sooo sweet!! That sounds familiar, too because my husband runs with me, too, which means he usually does double races sometimes. Hehe!! Congrats to you on a new PR!! That’s awesome!! Oh poor poor cow… 🙁 Aww! XOXO

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