Today was the last day of the Big Event. I’ll be honest as Dawn as my witness, once I signed up I wondered if If could do it. I went into this with a goal of just finishing all three races. I went into this not really knowing if I could do it. I wasn’t even sure if I was going to run it a few days ago. As you know though, I didn’t take this weekend lightly. I trained and busted my butt. I can say that now because not only is it over, but I am really happy with the way it ended.
If you read yesterdays post, you know that yesterday was also a good day.
For a recap
5K – used it as a warm-up
Wanted to finish under 30
Age Division (45-49) – placed 41 out of 99
Gender 390 out of 959
Overall 793 out of 1595
10K – Target Race
Wanted to finish under 60 minutes
Age Division – 29 out of 64
Gender 265 out of 1016
Overall 605 out of 1635
Half Marathon – Crap Shoot
Division 50 out of 152
Gender 556 out of 1333
Overall 1206 out of 2311
To say I am pleased is really an understatement. You are talking about someone who NEVER would have ever thought of herself as a runner. Someone who still remembers the “fat kid” she was as a young child. I’m still shocked at myself. I honestly was worried that I would not be able to do the half after running the previous day. But not only did I finish, I ended up with a personal record. I didn’t get here alone though.
So I would like to give a shout out to the people who made this possible
Yes, I know I didn’t win, but for me this is a big win.
(Hey I will never win an Academy Award, so I’ll take my moment:)
Dawn (Yup, you made the blog again) – Thank you for being my biggest cheerleader and being the one to encourage me to sign up for this in the first place. Without you there pushing me (you know it’s your specialty -getting people to sign up for things). Plus, you’ve been so helpful with sharing your knowledge, words of encouragement, and a fun running buddy too.
My Running Group – You know who you are! You guys kept me on track and honest with my training.
Cue the music….
Ok, this was a BIG, BIG, BIG event. So Big that they call it a festival.
Expect more posts about it because there is so much more to tell.
Don’t be that Runner
Running with the Pack
This was my second year doing the hat trick. I’m already signed up for next year too.
I loved it! I didn’t sign up yet because I’m not sure of my schedule next year, but I hope that I can!
I’ll make the schedule work. The kids are at school anyway so we’re unlikely to be somewhere else. We’ve made it a family getaway weekend.