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.
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.
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
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.