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Sweetheart was sick, but he was there...

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Before the Race!
emoticon Sweetheart 5K emoticon

Today was the big day. My honey was gonna run it with me, but he had a sore back and a headcold, but he stayed out there with me in the 20 degree weather to cheer me on. (In case I never say it, I LOVE him!)

So, anyway, I have been watching the weather for weeks and seeing the temperature predictions swing anywhere between 35-55, However, as today it got closer, the temp range kept getting smaller and lower... so yesterday, they were saying it should be around 25 @ the 0900 race time. But what we got was 20, clear and VERY cold. I wore 2 pr of leggings, one long sleeved shirt and two light jackets, a scarf, gloves and hat! I am really glad that I did!

I had two main goals for the run: run it all and beat my time from the First Night 5K on 31 December. I batted 500 today in that I beat my previous time by 23 seconds.... completing the 5K in 31:07! I am happy with that, especially since it was so cold.

That is me with the red/grey hydration pack on ...

It went smoothly, I felt great and very warm when I was done. I am really looking forward to my next race!

But for today, I can be happy with a small improvement and keep working towards running an entire 5K!

My souvenir medal and bib!

Sadly, there were accidentally 2 chips put in my race packet, and I put on the wrong one, so I didn't show up in the standings anywhere. As ANNIEONLI said, "put on all chips that you find!"
I am not upset, I know I ran a decent race, it is what it is.

Next up the Jay Dix Memorial 5K here in Columbia MO!
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