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Mayors Race & Hiking!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I had a 5k on Saturday morning. It was the Dallas Mayor's race. I had a friend that signed me up. She works for a company that was a sponsor for the race so we got to do it for free - just had to wear the company designed shirt...ummm, free shirt and a free race - i'm in! Well, she and i along with two others completed it together. We ran most of the first 1.6 miles and then she hurt her foot. I KNEW we were going to beat my PR but i just didn't know by how much. Even after she hurt her foot, she still walked at a quick pace. SHe is great at pushing my limits in regards to how fast i can walk/jog...i love it! So what was my finish time? Remember, my goal was to complete a 5k in under 50 minutes. And on 12/1 i had completed a 5k with my usual walking buddy and we completed that one in 50.13 minutes. WELL...i completed this 5k in 46.42 minutes!!!!

These awards were ONLY suppose to be given to the kids. BUT they said we ;looked young and they gave us one anyways!

On Sunday I went hiking with some friends at Cedar Ridge Preserve. We completed 7.02 miles in about 4hrs. There were still about 5 trails we hadn't covered but after 4hrs we were exhausted. On top of that, the same friend that hurt her foot during the Mayors race stopped after hiking 2.5 miles. She rested while the rest of us continued the hike. The great thing about these trails is that they are each a certain distance and all end up back at the main starting point. AND each trail is marked easy, moderate or difficult.


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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/11/2012 5:27PM

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COXBETH 12/11/2012 5:23PM

    BRILLIANT weekend! I love that feeling you get during a race when you are like, "OMG - it might just happen this time!" And the hike looks gorgeous, as do you. I always look like a hot mess when I'm doing anything athletic - you actually "glow" instead of sweat don't you? :p

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TRUNKJUNK 12/11/2012 3:53PM

    Great job! That hiking trail looks like it takes a lot of maneuvering. I et it was a great workout.

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OLIVIANIGHT 12/11/2012 2:59PM

    Wow, what an improvement! emoticon I wish I could cut my 5K time by that much!

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KROLES55 12/11/2012 1:07PM

    Awesome job.. Congrats on beating your time!

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PRINCESSAMY 12/11/2012 12:55PM

    That is AWESOME!!! I am very proud of you!!!

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