This morning, I "raced" the MCRRC New Year's Day 2011 5k race. It was a gorgeous day... and of course I second guessed myself and slipped tights under my skirt (despite finding matching knee highs at Target) and ended up being too hot.
We get in the car and drive a mile and I realized I forgot my Garmin... so I insisted we turn around. I grabbed my sun glasses too. I think I was all flustered that the family was coming with me. I did mention that I wish I had a personal photographer that would come to races with me... and my husband obliged this time.
This was obviously the first race of the season and local club members had to turn in their 2010 chips and get new 2011 chips and bibs... so I expected a crowd and boy was I right. I am actually glad hubby decided to come with me so he could understand why I get to races an hour early... the line was almost out the door. The start time was actually delayed a little too because of the crowd.
I got my bib and chip... my number for the year is 157.... not a number that I feel good about. I guess it = 13, but that is the ONLY positive I see in the number. My lucky 33 is lost to another soul... I hope they race hard!
I saw her again after we finished and she said she had a good race. (Once the results are published, I will add her name).
By mile 2.5, I was hot and tired. My friend M passed me and I wished I could have hung with her... she was racing strong and I believe would have made the minor PR a major one.
|Ignore my belly hanging out!|
Total time: 23:47 (PR by 8 seconds) and a GREAT way to start 2011. I will be posting my goals and resolutions soon.
How did you kick off your 2011 running or triathlon season?