Carson and Camy with their Pop and Gammy doing the one mile fun run, while we did the four mile run.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The run was 4 miles, and Josh opted for the Guinness Challenge. After about 2 miles, and after 3 miles he had to drink a cup of Guinness, and then again before he crossed the finish line. I was glad that I opted for the alcohol free run.
I was nervous about the run because I hadn't run in a few weeks. I had taken a week off after the Monster Dash because my upper thighs were bothering me, and that turned into two weeks when I got sick on Halloween weekend. No swine flue here though, thankfully. Sick in a non-contagious manner. So two weeks no running, and then the ultimate boot camp started last Monday. Four days a week this time, and then a cancelled running group on Tuesday night. I was wondering if I would remember how to run.
Turns out I did not so bad. I finished in 38:27 which was under the 10 minute a mile pace I was shooting for. Josh did great, running almost all of it and drinking all of his beer. I heard one guy tell another guy that I ran by that he was planning to only do Pub Runs from now on. I thought that was funny. The in-laws and the girls got to see lots of people puking at the finish line, makes for great family entertainment I think!
So for the first time in a while I don't have any races coming up. Whatever will I do?
Monday, November 9, 2009
The Girl Scout camp-out was fun. Only tears twice, and participation in almost everything by my two. I slept horribly on the cot in the tree house cabin. The girls didn't seem to notice. I do think that I would like to stay home next time though!
On with the week!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
I completely forgot to post something about the Monster Dash that Stacy and I did on October 24th. Not a good race for me. My first problem was the fact that we participated in a Zumbathon the night before. Two hours of zumba, technically we only stayed for an hour and a half, the night before a 5k was probably not the best decision we've ever made. It was for a good cause, Komen for the Cure and it was pretty fun. I don't envision myself signing up for a bunch of zumba classes though. It was pretty hard on the knees.
The Monster Dash was fun, the course wasn't the most boring I've run, but I finished in just over 30 minutes. Other than boot camp last week I haven't run since. The guy in the Gumby costume deserved a prize for running in that thing. I would never have gotten up and said, "Hey, let me put this Gumby costume on for the race today." I did get passed by two women pushing strollers that didn't run the whole race and just sprinted at the end. Seriously, that's not winning!