Well as you know I'm the Non Race Runner and last Saturday it showed. I showed up for the FYTO race and was happy to see my running camp buddy Christina, the Lazy Bones Running and also meet my friend Emily also known as EMZ. Even though I hadn't met EMZ in person I felt like I knew her through blogging and emails.
|I guess I was really excited--hence the lovely face.|
Anyway, the reason my non race running experience showed so much is my time-- 31:10, good grief. I started out way too fast. Like at 8 min mile speed and then after a couple of minutes I noticed this and pulled back from the crowd but I pulled back too much. Should have slowed to a 9:30 pace but it was more like a 10 ish pace. Now we all know that EMZ could have taken home the blue ribbon but we were running together and were chatting the whole way. Deep Deep conversation that you all only wish you could have heard...(.and learned from). The good news is since this was my 1st ever 5k it's a PR. So remember the above number because I likely won't.
In the picture below notice the hot guy on the left all in black? That is my husband Travis. He is such a good sport to run this race and the FYTO race actually counted as our "date
night morning" for us. (Yes, old married couple) I heart him.
|Here they are, the top 4 finishers.|
So Travis is the mystery man you've all been seeing behind Adam. He almost caught Mr. Boring but this time Adam is the victor. Note to Adam: He's coming for you!
|Don't you love Adam's BIG smile and then Travis's face is like "why are you taking the picture with me behind!"|
I asked Travis after the race if he and Adam talked while they were running. He looked at me funny like I was an idiot and said..."uh, no".
So as the Non Race Runner I did learn a lot from this little race. If you want to have a good time it's probably best to keep the legs a churning, the lips buttoned and pay attention to your time more. So if I had to do it all over again I obviously wouldn't change a thing.
Thanks to everyone for all the goodies and it was so great to meet all of you.
Thanks to EMZ for freezing to death while I yapped your ear off.