Saturday, September 17, 2011

First 5K

So other then my Popliteus on my left knee giving me some trouble, I feel pretty good. I did a lot better then I thought I would. My time was 46:26 and my goal was to make it under 45 minutes but I can live with that.

I ran a lot more then I thought I would, a lot more then I walked. It was I don't know why. Running on pavement sucks. It was chilly so that was great. But why it was fun and I am totally doing it again October 7 I can't tell you. There is really no reason it should have been.

I was disappointed that there wasn't a bib. So obviously I have to run another race.

Gabriel and I pre race.

Yes, both my shoes have to be exactly as tight on both feet. I think this cost me three minutes.

I didn't even see Hamid and Gabriel on the side, all I saw was the Finish Line.

I hate this picture because of how fat I am, but I love it because you can see how determined I am.

Post Race

I included this because Gabriel looks really proud of me. 

I was really not happy with my pictures because, fuck, I'm still really fat. *sigh* But I'm posting them anyway. In the last  one you can see that soda bottle in my left hand. Gabriel saved me the last two inches of his soda. because he 'knew I needed the caffeine.' I just thought that was so great.

It was the last thing I wanted to drink, but hey, you know? I was surprised at how SO not hungry I was after. I had to force a half a bagel and an apple down. I felt awesome though. Not tired once I had a few minutes of not running. Which makes me think I could have gone harder, but I didn't want to hurt myself.


SO, that's it. I think it was good for Gabriel to be there and see his Mom do something like that. The next one is Cross Country out in Centreville at 8:30 (7:15 check in) so I imagine they'll be staying home for that one.


  1. I am freaking proud to know you, my friend, I LOVE all these pictures and Gabriel so proud of his mom! What a sweetheart to save you some of his pop :D

  2. Gabriel rocks. And so do you! Bravo for doing it.