Saturday, April 5, 2008

Well I haven't been posting lately, because honestly, I haven't been running much. I've been averaging about one run a week and one spin class a week, which is not so good for the waistline. :) However, today I ran a 5k race, and I got a personal best time for that distance!

The race was Casey's Cause in Trussville. I woke up this morning to rain, but got up anyway and got ready. The drive to Trussville takes me about an hour so I had to get up pretty early. It rained the whole way there, but when it was time for the race to start it stopped raining. The course was very pretty, going through neighborhoods. The first mile had a killer hill, but other than that was pretty flat (and even had some good downhills). It took me about two miles to really warm up, so that by the time I was feeling good and had gotten into a groove, the race was over.

There was one party pooper during the race. And older man in a red pickup truck was not very happy about the roads being closed. He stopped at a stop sign and some people ran in front of his car at which point he got out of the car and started yelling at one of the runners. This was a guy running with his five year old son. The runner just explained that it was a road race, and that the roads were closed and we had every right to be there. The man kept yelling so the runner just said, "have a nice day" and kept going. The man then sped through the stop sign, not waiting on the other people who had been stopped at the intersection.

Other than that it was a great race. I don't have the official time, but I think my time was 34:41. My first ever 5k time was 37:13, which is a pretty big improvement!