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Wow, what a weekend!

Monday, June 10, 2013

This weekend was marvelous!


I had been wanting to do this race and when I went to get registered for it, it was sold out! I was bummed. My goal on my "25 before 25 list" is to do three 5km races this year. I've done the moonlight run (6km run) and that's it. So on Thursday, when I saw that someone was selling her registration on the swap n buy group, I jumped at it. Friday I was registered. Saturday was race day. No time for training! I typically do anywhere from 3km - 6km jogs with my dog, but had not attempted an 8 km run! My goal was to complete this run in 1:10 (it begins going down a huge hill, you run along the riverside, and finish by coming up this massive hill).

I BEAT MY GOAL!!!!!!! I finished in 1:09:02! I was elated when I turned the corner and saw 1:08 on the clock. I had a huge grin on my face and I was almost in tears when I realized I was going to beat my goal. I haven't been that proud of myself in a long time. I was so proud of myself for keeping up with a few of the ladies who started the run near me, and I was even more proud of myself for jogging almost the entire way even though my hips were on fire! Does anyone elses' hands swell up when they run? It's so uncomfortable! For me to do that with no training I felt was amazing. Although I did finish last in my age category, I don't care. I am so proud of myself. The Moonlight Run was in March and I finished 6km in 1:01. I walked, talked, and didn't train for that run at all, so I walked most of the way. This was 8km and it only took me 8 minutes more, and the route is almost identical!!! I am so proud. I cannot wait to do the 5 km Color Run in Calgary at the end of June.

On Saturday I also received an award!!!!! My Kinette club voted for me to receive the Unsung Hero award. I was blown away. The Unsung Hero award is for someone who is always willing to participate, takes on projects and roles in the background to support the club, someone who goes above and beyond and takes on extra duties. I felt that this year I put in a ton of hard work behind the scenes, taking on two executive roles and chairing two projects.

So as you can imagine, I feel pretty great about myself right now. Although I was a little disappointed that my boyfriend decided to stay home and watch UFC rather than come out to the Installations/BBQ with the Kinsmen and Kinettes (there were about 40 people there) and wasn't there to see me get my award. We didn't fight at all this weekend. We got along well, and I even let him clean the house without nagging him or telling him he was doing it wrong! Of course we haven't sorted out all of the kinks, but we'll get there. We had a few drinks yesterday and went to see CROODS 3D, it was EXCELLENT, and then I watched him play DDR and we got frozen yogurt. It was a great Sunday.
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    Wow, Vanessa! That's great! How awesome for you to finish this race in such a great time, beating your goal ... And running the whole way! ... WOO HOO!!!!!

    I don't blame you for being disappointed in your BF for not being there for you when you received this amazing, unexpected award! I have felt that way by many a BF, myself!
    I hope he told you later how proud he is of you and your awesome accomplishments!

    PS... I am also registered for the COLOR RUN in Calgary on June 29th... I don't remember what heat I'm in, though! I'm debating wether I should go! I better wear a bandana! I think that colored powder would hurt if you get that in your face/eyes/nose/mouth!!!

    1809 days ago
    That is SO COOL you beat your goal. And no training or anything! That's crazy in an AWESOME way!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1811 days ago
    Fantastic job on the race! That's so awesome! Sounds like you had a great weekend.
    1811 days ago
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