Sunday, May 3, 2009

Love Thy Neighbor 5K mini-report

I didn't run all week.

I have no excuse aside from laziness.

Barbie and I decided to go and run the Love Thy Neighbor 5K, we had both forgotten about it before last week. It was the first year for this race, and it took place in a fairground.

I woke up Saturday morning to a cool 60 degrees. Cool only because it had been so warm the past few days. There was a chance of rain, again. At the race, it was cool but very humid. Luckily, the sun stayed behind some clouds until we were finished running, and no rain. The course was great, ran through the fairgrounds with a couple of rolling hills. Unfortunately, I was struggling far more than I should. On top of my lack of running, my eating was a tad out of control last week. According to the scale, I was carrying around an extra 10 pounds... an extra 10 pounds in one week, crazy, right?

Anyway, I got to about the 2.25 mile point when my friend Tim came back and ran the rest of the way with me. Oh how great it is when a friend comes back and runs in with me. It's really a great boost for me. About a half mile later, Barbie ran out and joined us as well.

Tim had a 5K PR, yay! He ran a 21:06.
Barbie won 1st place overall for women.
I got nothin'. According to Garmin, I ran a 30:52.

This race had a good turnout, there were probably upwards of 75-100 people there (yes, this is a good turnout for these small-town local races). There weren't very many people from our local run club, we actually talked to quite a few first-time 5K runners after the race.

I'll definitely run this race again. It's like Tim said, I now have a PR on that race course.
And, I know I can beat it by next year.

15 comments:

Melanie said...

Congrats to Tim and Barbie, and I have no doubt you'll get your PR there next year! Well done getting out there :)

Al's CL Reviews said...

Yay to Tim and Barbie!
Good job for getting out there!

10#s...your scale is off.

I Run for Fun said...

Good race; glad you got to run it with friends.

Erica said...

I found your blog and hope you don't mind me following I just decided to start getting into shape for my first 5k and i love reading blogs by other runners it is very encouraging.
My running blog if you were interested in checking it out.
http://myfirst5k-erica.blogspot.com/

Miz said...

how sad that your nuthin' is still my lifegoal.
To even RUN A RACE.

Im just sayin'

:)

X-Country2 said...

You have some speedy friends! Good job for getting out there and supporting.

Ali said...

Great race, congrats on the PR

Denise said...

Thanks for the comment yesterday on my blog. I'm sorry to hear you have similiar struggles. Hopefully we can both battle these demons. It's amazing the support that's out there in blog land...

Jason said...

I think we all get lazy sometimes. Having a friend run along beside you must be great.

Viv said...

Your PR days will come back soon Tammy. Listen I don;t think it is crazy it all. I can totally gain 10lbs in a week. I swear I look at food and get fatter. UGH!

AKA Alice said...

Hey Tammy! How'd I miss this post?

How are you? Everything OK?

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