The Get Lucky 7K was an awesome race to run. What a fun atmosphere! Team Ortho does a great job of putting on FUN races. www.teamortho.us
The night before the race, a big group of us went out to eat at Buca Di Beppos all in the name of carb-loading.
The morning of the race I was super excited because I was going to meet some of my fellow sparkers! ROOT4HOME (Elsa) and LULUTHELEO (Christa) were making the trip to Minneapolis. My sister-in-law CHOICES2010 (Angie) and I got to race race village in plenty of time to get our bearings. My husband (TONEBONE10) ran the Half Marathon in St. Paul, so we parted ways at 7AM. Angie and I headed to a near by Caribou Coffee for breakfast and a chance to chat since it was still only in the 30s. We wanted to stay warm as long as possible.
As race time got closer, we headed over to look for Elsa and Christa. Wouldn't you know it, Elsa was one of the first people we saw when we got there! It felt like we knew each other for years! Pretty soon more and more people were filing in, and Christa came walking by! Once again, it felt like I'd known her forever and we fell into an easy conversation.
We walked over to the start and before we knew it we were off!
A 7K is about 4.3 miles. It went fast, before I knew it we were crossing the finish line. I had a great race and ran my fastest pace to date:
Chip Time: 38:52
Avg. pace: 8:57
Overall place: 1038 out of 5109
Gender Place: 479 out of 3668 Females
Age Group Place: 112 out of 859 Females in the F30-34 Age Group
I passed 314 runners in the overall category
I was passed by 202 runners in the overall category.
Yesterday was a milestone day. My daughter, who will be 3 the end of this month, had her very first dance class. I've been looking forward to this moment for a long time. My daughter was in all her glory; she's about as girly-girl as you can possibly get. I about died from cuteness-overload. My baby girl and 13 other 3-year-olds learning to dance. A-DOR-A-BLE!
I live in Minnesota. Basically from November until quite possibly APRIL (oh how I wish I was kidding) it looks like this:
It's safe to say we have A LOT of SNOW.
I like to run. A lot. I make no secret of this . The problem is I really REALLY dislike running on a treadmill. For me to go longer than 3 miles on a treadmill is like TORTURE. I get super bored and just check out. Lucky for me there's this nifty little invention called YakTrax.
They are rubber with steel coils that stretch over the bottom of your shoe to give you traction in ice and snow pack. I picked mine up for about $25 and they are worth every penny.
This is how they slip over the front of the shoe.
And this is the view from the back.
I'll admit, I was skeptical the first time I put them on but they SERIOUSLY work. I ran a 5K on New Year's Day and set a PR with them. They are AWESOME. The only time I've felt even a little bit of a slip with them is on glare ice because the coils have nothing to grip. Check them out! I promise you won't be disappointed. yaktrax.com/ There's also a link on their site to search for a store near you that sells them. I use YakTrax Pro for running, there is a variety for walkers, too.