Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Or, the race I almost slept through. Which would have bummed me more than losing the entry fee as this was my first official 10K. FYI: If you're running late to a time chip event try and find your way to your corral by going in the back way if possible. Literally showing up with just minutes to get to my corral I made the mistake of walking by the starting line and podium, Mayor Henry still speaking. The line must have been activated several minutes before the race start because when the horns blew and the race started the computer thinks I'm on the starting line with those faster, sleeker gazelles. Maybe this year...anything's possible, right?
Just threw my official time off by a few minutes, no big whoop. I was happy just to finish on my own two feet, having passed several vomiting runners and other runners laid out on the ground getting medical care. Official time 1:06 with an average pace of 10:45, whereas Runtastic clocked me with a 10:16 per mile average.
Some pics of the days festivities:
My map of the race, or most of it.
Uh, you call it
Me at the end
2012 Fitness Goals
1. Run a half marathon
2. Bike at least 1000 miles
3. Run at least 300 miles
4. Do 10 unassisted pullups
5. Benchpress 250 lbs, even if only a one rep max.
6. Last, but not least, achieve a healthier weight of 175, or less, by September 22, 2012.