wan-na find something?

Friday, November 30, 2012

turkey trottin'

getting up early on thanksgiving morning was surprisingly easy, considering the level of activity and excitement of our day before at disneyland.  i think my body knew i had to be motivated for a busy day of cooking and hosting, kicked off by an early morning 5K run a couple of cities over in claremont.

i'm never sure how parking is going to work at these things (despite the fact that i've been to a bazillion races by now), so i always get there early.  plus, i'd missed early packet pick-up because of the disneyland day and still needed to get my bib and t-shirt.  luckily, i found parking pretty easily and headed on up towards the check-in table.

see those super bright neon shirts in that picture?  yeah, those are the ones they gave away to all the runners.  that thing's gonna look awesome in the t-shirt quilt i'm getting ready to make.  heh.  and with lots of time to kill, i wandered back to the car to drop it off since i wasn't about to throw it on over what i was already wearing.

when i got back from the car, i did a nice leisurely stroll to check things out.

at this booth, i picked up a little festive something to wear.  cute, right?

the kids' race was going on, and i wished i could've brought the bean.  each kid who crossed the finish line earned a medal, and it would have been fun to watch her run it.  but she was soundly sleeping when i left the house, and nobody wanted to get up early to come with me anyway.  poo.

finally, it was time to head to the start line.  i know this area fairly well since i worked here for a couple of years, but i didn't really know what our route was going to look like.  i was hoping my running mojo would kick in as the gun went off, signaling the beginning of the race.

happily, my magical shoes came through for me again and i found myself going the entire 3.1 miles without stopping for any walk breaks.  the first part of the route was on a slight incline, which always slows me down, but it wasn't too long before we were turning around and heading back towards the finish - all on a downward slope.  woohoo!  my nike app was whispering sweet nothings in my ear, giving me updates on my pace as i passed the mile markers, and the numbers she was telling me were quite encouraging.  like, REALLY good.  check it out:

do you see that?  that, my friends, is what is known as a PR.  personal record, baby!  that's the fastest 5K i've run yet!  i was so freaking stoked over this, and i'm not even going to acknowledge the fact that the largely downhill course had a single thing to do with it.  nope, nuh-uh.  i pretty much just basically kicked that 5K's ass.  not that i won anything, of course, but the PR is enough for me.

and as i was catching my breath just past the finish line, my friend lisa found me and we got some random lady to take this for us (and yes, i wore that stupid ass hat the whole way):

obviously, this was a sign that thanksgiving 2012 was getting off to a pretty stinking fabulous start, yes?

1 comment:

i heart comments. i wan-na hear what you have to say.
um, i think.

first photo dump of 2021

life since the holidays ended has been pretty quiet.  the bean is back to school (virtually, of course), the hub is back to work and i'm...