I PR’d with the Wrong Bib Number

Only I would do that… But back to that in a second.

The conditions were NOT good for a PR:

  • I was sick
  • It was cold
  • It was windy
  • I was sick

…but somehow I got a PR!!

The race didn’t start until 1:00 pm, and around 11:00, my stomach still felt pretty upset. So I looked into the depths of the medicine cabinet for some Malox. Turns out we don’t frequent the Malox bottle much in this house, seeing as how the bottle expired in 2004. Don’t judge.


So I made a quick trip to Jewel for a new bottle 😉

This takes pre-race fuel to a whole new level.


bahaha. Just kidding – I also had a delicious snack of a sliced banana with a little almond butter and honey and then some wheat germ sprinkled on top.


Worked perfectly!


This is a super tasty and energizing snack, by the way! I recommend trying it! The wheat germ gives it a little nutty flavor and a bit of protein. I also eat it without the almond butter if it’s closer to race/workout time.

Since Shane and I live just a mile away from the race  start line, I jogged over as a warm up mile while Shane rode the bike.




It was a perfect warm up! And boy did I need it – it was SUPER windy and cold. I’m glad I wore long sleeves:)

After finding a spot in the start line (I always find a spot huddled down in around other people to keep warm)



we were off!


The course wasn’t a great course to try to PR on. It was congested, had weird terrain at times (we ran through a baseball field..?) and there were lots of runners who were stop and go – or run and walk – and would stop right in front of people. However, it went by in a snap!!

And somehow I finished with a PR of 26:23 with a pace of 8:31 😀


I guess it just shows that training really helps – even when the conditions aren’t on your side.

And well, officially, Amber finished with a time of 26:23.


You see, yesterday when picking up my race packet, I picked up my friend Amber’s for her, too since she’d be at a baby shower. Turns out she sprained her ankle and wasn’t able to run yesterday but came out to cheer us on anyway. Well,the dummy I am gave her my packet and I accidentally took her packet – and put her bib number on my shirt today. So officially, “Paige” didn’t run yesterday, but “Amber” did. Only me, only me. It’s a funny story, but I sure was bummed out when I looked at the results online.

Question: Would that scenario bum you out a little bit? Even though it’s just a silly 5k? The husband couldn’t  figure out why I was a little peeved at myself for not officially having a time – a PR time at that. I think it goes back to playing sports in high school and college and being competitive and all about the stats. Even if it is a little ol’ home town 5k… meh.

After the race I stuck around a bit to chat with some friends who ran in it, but headed home because I wasn’t feeling too hot. I knew the mile “cool down” run home would be frigid and I just wanted to get it over with!!

Plus, my family was coming over for another birthday celebration for Shane! We wanted to take it easy seeing as it was a Sunday and I hadn’t been feeling well, so we decided carry outs would be the best option:




Mmm Potbelly’s! Their sandwiches are SO delicious. I just got a regular vegetarian sub on ww – but it was still amazeballs.




After a couple hours of catching up – and a couple undocumented mimosas (yes!) the fam headed home and the husband and I settled in downstairs to watch The Proposal.

We recently picked up Netflix again and wanted to download a movie. Against my better judgment, I recommended The Proposal based on the feedback I’d gotten on Twitter. The husband and I aren’t very big romantic comedy fans. I mean, with a few minor tweaks the story line is ALWAYS boy meets girl, boy wants girl, boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back. They’re so predictable and cheesy. The only one I’ve ever ever ever liked is How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Oh, and Shopaholic, if that counts 😉

Movie snackage:


brown bag popped popcorn with a little olive oil and sea salt – perfect crunchy movie-watching snack

Despite the yummy movie snacks, we both wanted back those two hours of our life. We have better things to do…like wasting time watching 24 😉 heh

After the snoozefest movie I felt pretty beat and we both called it a night pretty early.

Do you like romantic comedies?? What’s your favorite one?  I see why people like them, I just don’t like them myself.

I’m off to continue my day! It started early this morning – and is going to go pretty late tonight, but it should be a good one 🙂 Got a volleyball game tonight!!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Did you guys do anything fun? Run in any frigid cold races? 😉


23 Responses

  1. My 10K PR isn’t listed as “me”. There’s a long story behind it, but I had to register under a different name for the race. I really didn’t expect to PR so when I did, I have to admit, I was a little bummed that it won’t show up as a result that “I” ran. That being said, I know I ran i, so it doesn’ really mater right?

    (and that PR was a chilly race as well!)

  2. I would be bummed out about the PR being under the wrong bib. Maybe you could contact the race officials and have both of you confirm what happened? it was an honest mistake and you were definitely registered for it so it’s not like you were racing under a different name on purpose.

    My boyfriend ran a 5K last weekend and somehow got grouped with the female equivalent of his age group.

    I’m so bad with romantic comedies – you’re right! They’re all the same! What’s the point if you know exactly how it’s going to turn out? So formulaic and often cringe-worthy.

  3. Oh, I was going to say that you’ll just have to PR again so this current PR doesn’t bug you!

  4. Oh no! That’s a bummer! I would be peeved if it happend to me too. Oh well, you rocked it and that race was not easy. Congrats!

  5. Awesome time! It’s funny when the random races like that really surprise you!

    My 5k PR is from a random race that was insanely early on one of the hotest days in June… weird. Totally shouldn’t of happened…

  6. Congrats on the PR Amber!!! 😉

  7. Your potbelly bag just made me hungry! That’s the one thing I miss from DC…no potbellys here 😦

    I sort of love The Proposal mostly b/c I heart Ryan Reynolds. Not a fan of the Sandra Bullock/RR pairing, but I think he is hilarious in pretty much every movie I’ve seen. Facial expression, tone of voice…the subtle things haha.

  8. congrats on the new PR!! we both got new PRs this weekend – yay for us!! 🙂

  9. Great time! I can’t believe you PR’d while you were sick!

    I’m not sure if it’s a romantic comedy but I thought the Holiday was a good movie. Not a great movie but a good movie. There is also another movie I liked but I can’t think of the name…I will have to let you know.

  10. I made down to a local 10k just in time to sign up and get to the starting line only to realize that the person helping me started helping someone else before giving me a chip. So I ran the almost 0.25mi round trip to get a chip. By the time I got back to the starting line, the 10k started. The 5k had started 2min after that & there I was starting the race after the last 5Ker was already down the street. Anyway, I should have PRed and won my age group but had no proof because my chip said 2 minutes past what it should have.

  11. Woot woot for the PR!!! That’s awesome, especially considering you were sick! I totally understand how you are a little disappointed that your name isn’t on the official results. The very first race I ran, I took the place of a friend and it’s just a slight letdown when you can’t look up your own name in the stats! Hope you’re feeling better 🙂 I am not a fan of 92% of romantic comedies…I have mad movie narcolepsy hah.

  12. Congrats on the PR, but I can totally see why you’d be frustrated. I never run fast, so if I ever PR at something I want to be able to show it off haha.

    That’s awesome that you were able to do so well with not feeling good. You rock!

  13. YES I’d be bummed!!! 😦 5k is a 5k! And any race is worth getting credit for!

    Love romantic comedies and The Proposal…so cute!

  14. Congratulations on the PR! I would be peeved too. I want to be able to take the credit for my awesome time. If I’m not listed, then I can’t prove it.

  15. Congrats on the PR! I would be bummed it was not under my name too. You just want it to be! But it still counts. My PR is from a race that didn’t even have chip timing!

  16. I couldn’t help but laugh at the mix up. Great job on the PR! Especially despite the conditions you were dealing with!

  17. Nice run!!! GREAT PR!! I would totally be bummed too…..but, your stopwatch doesn’t have any names on it but yours. So take the PR and be ready to crush it on the next one!!

  18. I can see how that little snafu would irritate you. It’s frustrating when things like that happen!

    Regarless, you PR’d! Congrats!!

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