Take that, 5K!!!

I finished!!!

I finished the race in 28:45, and my goal was to keep a 9:20 pace, so I’d say I rocked it!

Ok, it’s safe to say I LOVE RACES. All the people there, the adrenaline, the team work, the endorphins! It was just a wonderful experience. And I got it all on my camera because my husband is AWESOME and woke up super early to be Missy and my paparazzi LOL.

I was nervous the whole ride there, and then as soon as I got out of the car, got my race packet, and pinned my number on, my nervousness shifted into complete and utter excitement.

Missy and I warmed up, and then got in line when the 5 minute horn blew.

Look at her posing LOL she cracks me up!

Right before the race started, Shane goes “Ok, when last picture of you two with smiles on!” hahhaa

The race course was SO pretty. It was an open road race, but it was surrounded by trees and the lake:

It was an out and back race, which surprised me, but it was fine. It went by so quickly. It felt like 10 minutes instead of 28:45 hehe. I couldn’t believe when we passed the first mile marker.

I finished strong, and felt like a warrior.

I think one of my new favorite things is passing people during races, btw. SUCH a good feeling LOL.

Since I didn’t stop for any water breaks, I headed straight to the big plastic pool of sweet nector from the gods.

And Shane was wrong about the last picture being the last one we’d be smiling in, because I had the hugest smile across my face when I passed the finish line. And my ankle wasn’t even hurting much! The outside of my right ankle has been bothering me for some reason, so I was a little worried :-/ I’m still a little worried, and might make next week a predominantly cross training week and take it easy on the running. It would not be good to get injured after only my first race!!

However, it’s definitely safe to say I love racing, though. I can’t wait until my 10K next month.

When we arrived back home, I showered, devoured two Super Charge me Cookies, and passed back out. Shane did the exact same. Being a camera man is exhausting too, ya know 😉 After we woke up, I had a second breakfast fage 2%, Bear Naked fruit and nut granola (awesomeness in a zip bag, btw), and a bowl of fruit.

I’m a stuffed monkey. Now it’s time to go and get ready for the Jimmy Buffett concert! What an exciting day!!! I hope everyone has a great Saturday! What are your plans?


A rainout

Alas, the bbq got rained out =-( It’s just too rainy, and the host didn’t want that many people inside her house. The bbq was intended to be outside, so it would just be one muddy mess. I can’t say I blame her. I wouldn’t want 46 messy, muddy shoes inside my home!

So, Shane and I decided we’d see a movie instead. We’re going to see The Hangover (finally!) We’ve been trying to see it for a couple weeks now, but it’s just gotten pushed to the back burner. Only so much you can fit in a weekend 😉

I decided to have my festive snack-like lunch anyway, since I know I’ll be bringing in something to snack on at the movie (Chocolate bunnies, maybe?) I made a little bowl of greek yogurt with honey, blueberries, strawberries, and Bear Naked Fit granola. YUM. Go red, white, and blue!

The movie’s in about an hour, so I need to change out of these stinky clothes and get ready!
I have a feeling when we get back, we just might have to break into the corona we were going to bring to the cookout. Can’t let it go to waste, right? 😉

Also, I have to give a shoutout to my parents. Today is their anniversary, and they’ve been married for 45 years!! And here I am thinking I can’t believe it’s almost been one year for Shane and me. Congrats, mom and dad! Love you!

Clarabelle wanted to say Happy 4th, too!