Thursday, March 7, 2013

5 out of #13in13

Saturday was race number 5.  Almost halfway through this crazy journey I started on!  The first race of the year was run in a torrential downpour and the other 4 have been virtual races due to weather.  Well, this time- for Saturday's race- it was the real deal.  They were calling for snow and it did- not a lot- in fact, when I left my house it was snowing pretty hard but then by the time I got to the Knoxville Zoo (where the race was starting) it was just wet.  An hour later- at start time (8:15) it was snowing light flakes and it snowed the whole race.  This year has been full of "firsts" for me- running in the rain and now running in the snow.  A year ago I would have laughed in your face if you had told me that I would have been running in those conditions.


A few details about the race- I finished in 35:39- which was faster than my New Year's Race by 20 seconds (but not a PR).  However, due to the recent IT band issues- I was happy with that.  My plan is this weekend (which is supposed to be in the 60's and gorgeous) to have a longer run and see how that goes.  This course had to be rerouted due to flooding on one of the roads and it had about 3 hills- and oh my they were some crazy hills (so that makes my team even more meaningful).  And honestly, I'm still not 100% sure it was a full 5K- my gps on my runtastic app said 2.9 but a friend also ran and hers said 3.6.  She said she was a little further back but she was NOT a half mile back so my guess is that it was around the 3.1 and my gps was a little off.


So- what's next?  Amped up training for the half.  I have to get on this!





This is the only picture from the actual run that I am in-  I am on the far right side in the black pants with the bib attached to the pants.  This was the first hill and I am proud to say I ran that whole stinkin' hill!  I have no picture of myself because as I posted on FB: "Today I was doing a local 5K and I was running it by myself (which I am fine with). The hard part is crossing the finish line or seeing those on the sidelines cheering loved ones on knowing that I don't have anyone there cheering me on, to take a picture as I cross the finish line, to encourage me as I am running to keep on going. It struck me today and made me a little sad :( I know God's plan is bigger and it's just part of my journey..."


Oh, and as a side note- I am amending my March goals- I have already bombed the one soda a week one so my new goal in that is that on top of my 70-80 oz of water I already drink I drink an extra 16 oz. for each soda I drink (which is honestly no more than one a day if that)

This is for March's 5 by the 5th!

12 comments:

Bill (cycleguy) said...

Mom told me about this run. So proud of you for your effort! Keep it up. You are doing great!! Love you much.

Tami said...

Thanks Dad- I'm plugging away- it was cold- I think I am ready for spring :) LOL

LetsTalkAndWalk said...

woohoo!!! congrats on having 5 out of 13 done so early in the year. my 1st of 13 is this saturday and i could not be more excited!

Alicia Curley said...

Congrats on your race, Tami! You're really covering all the elements with your runs :) That's pretty cool though - it totally gives you a taste for year round running. I'm so excited for you to run your 1/2, I just think you're going to love it and be so proud of yourself at the end of the day!

Caitlin Helsel said...

Way to go love! Five races already?? I have my first next weekend haha...have some serious catch up to do :)

Katie said...

I love your comment about how you would laugh if you were told you would run in these conditions...I am the SAME way this year. Running in the cold, wind, rain, snow...just gotta keep running! Keep it up good job!

Tami said...

Glenneth- good luck- which one are you doing?

Tami said...

Alicia- thanks! I'm not quite convinced on the half but we shall see!

Tami said...

Caitlin- thanks! three of them have been virtual though (and one of them was treadmill so...)

Tami said...

Katie- thanks for the encouragement- I'm trying!

Laura @ Mommy run fast said...

Great job, Tami! Hills are tough. Best of luck ramping up for the half!

Tami said...

Thanks Laura- they sure are!