Sunday, June 12, 2011
Yay for my first 5K race!!
My brother came over and drove us to the community college where it was being held. My husband and I picked up our numbers and pinned them on. They said the race would start promptly at 9 am. More like 9:10. We started out together but quickly got separated. I had set my gym boss to 2 minute run/1 minute walk and that ratio worked really well. I know now to set it to low alarm..high was pretty damn loud. It was pretty much my first time running without music and I was okay with it. The new shoes felt great. There were tons of hills. When they said a rolling tour of campus, they meant it. At about 12 minutes in, somebody said we were at the first mile. I crossed the finish at 38 minutes (and maybe a few seconds...the official results aren't up yet and we didn't stay for the awards) at least that's what I saw just as I crossed the line.
My brother took this not too flattering picture just as I approached:
As far as I could tell, I was the only one in a skort.
These are the new shoes and I put the Polar foot pod on so you could see just how gigantic it is and perhaps understand why I thought it might be what had caused my foot to hurt:
We came back home and took showers. Then headed over to the Hickry Pit for breakfast. I got the Hickry Pit special : spinach, onions, sausage scrambled with eggs (I got whites only) and covered with pepper jack cheese. Along with hash browns and rye toast. My first one ended up being really uncooked so I sent it back but here's a picture of it. The second one was fine and I have leftovers for another day.
So, how are my feet? They're doing pretty well. Still feeling a little plantar fasciitis (or something like it) but much better than they had been. They felt absolutely great during the race but I felt a tiny bit in my right shin (which is the most affected side) on some of the uphills. Not surprising, I suppose.
I'm happy I did it. Funnily, just after they tore off the bottom of the number bib there was a guy handing out flyers for a 5K in September and saying, "No hill in this one." Maybe if it coincides with a 3 mile short run in my training for the HM.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.