1). My official time at the Bah HumBug 5K was 29:29 – woo hoo! (ps – PR!)
2). I ran the race in a little Christmas outfit – a red skirt with white fake fur trim around the bottom and a Santa hat. And a white shirt. And red socks with Teddy Bears and gift wrapped packages on them. I’m hoping the photographer who was on the course will send me an email and try to get me to buy the pics.
3). I was listed in my new Run Club’s newsletter! Wow – I belong. I’m so happy. I was listed both as a new member and as a participant in the race. When I went to the 5K I wore my team visor but I never said hello to people in the team shirt because I’m shy like that. I did watch them and it seems that there isn’t a lot of team interaction per se. There were lots of team members there and they formed various clumps but no cohesive group. I’m going to another team event tonight but I think I’ll have to reach out a lot more aggressively to find training partners. Just another challenge (only slightly more daunting than swimming SharkFest)
4). The most amazing thing about that race were some of the other times. The age groups went from 80 – 85 down to 1-4. The winner in the men’s 80 – 85 group came in in 33:34. The winner in the women’s 70 – 74 did it in 30:15 – she was right on my heels. This same woman was in my Triathlon this summer. I came in in 2:08, she came in in 2:15. More old lady inspiration coming your way. I can’t help it, though. I really look forward to being a winner some day when I’m a grown up.
5). I said I would report on my increased swimming for November. If you recall I was going to try to swim 5 days a week. ha ha – didn’t even come close. That was partly due to work travel and partly due to my unbelievably sore arms – ow. The good news is that today I was able to lead my lane so clearly it is has paid off. Plus I got this graph off of Breaking the Tape and I am definitely getting the desired result. The red line represents pace. Of course it is possible that I’m not very accurate in the way I report time but whatever. I’m getting stronger and that’s what counts
6). My furnace has not worked all week. That might seem like a big yawn because I’m in Northern California but it is mighty cold in the morning so my house is at about 48 – 50 degrees for most of the day. Brrrrrrrrrrrr…… The part was supposed to be in today but no such luck. I hope it comes tomorrow.
And that about wraps it up which reminds me that it is time to go Christmas shopping! I love the holidays.
Congrats on the PR. Love your blog, I’ve got a lot of catching up to read it all.
Big congrats on the race PR. I can’t wait to see a pic!
Sounds like a cute–and bold–outfit. You certainly were making a statement. It amazes me sometimes how stuckup runners seem to be. Once you get to know them, of course, most of them aren’t. Its just a matter of breaking the ice. They are probably just as shy as you are about going up to new people. Sometimes too, it is a distraction from their race plan to get into conversation much before a race, but usually they can yak your ear off after, talking about the race if nothing else. Maybe the next time you get together with them, you will connect better.
Is there a photo of you in the outfit? Great job on the 5k time. I thought I was the only one looking at the older age groups. I always hoped that as I move up in the age groups that it would bet easier but not so!
glad you added the PR.glad you are doing well with the swimming.glad.just glad.
I didn’t tell you how amazing you are???!?!you = amazing.
I see you ran a 5k and PRed!!! I should get out more to see what everybody’s doing.