Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A little pat on the back...

It's kind of embarrassing to post stuff specifically about me but...
I'm proud of myself and excited about my first race plus it's a great way to send my mom pictures. "Hi Mom!"

On Saturday after our company left I was sick as a dog. Why does this matter? Well it doesn't really except that I had entered myself and my two running pals in our first 10 km trail race. We were all set and here I was puking up a lung. UGGG!

I set the alarm super early so that I would know for sure if I could do it and all seemed well. Must have been a 24 hour bug. Maybe my body was on it's own cleanse? Who knows? I had hubby pray for me and I woke up all better - yay!

Lucky for us it's just a local trail race, so no chips etc because being the brain surgeons that we are, we

1. got there late
2. parked in the wrong parking lot
3. had to run 2 -3 km just to get to the race start
4. were not on the list of runners (okay so this one was NOT my fault)

But all this aside...

WE DID IT!!

Ange, the most competitive of our little bunch ran ahead of the group and finished 9 mins before us, that's why she's not in these end of race photos.

Randa and I got caught behind tons of hill walkers on the first 5 km and finished in 64 mins

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Not bad for our first race I thought!




I had such a great time! The next one is the 24th so wish us luck and less snow:)

23 comments:

InTheFastLane said...

YEah! Nice job! You guys look great!

Jess said...

Congrats on finishing! I love the photos. Good luck next time! Here's hoping for better weather.

Don Mills Diva said...

Congratulations - that's quite an accomplisment!

Lori said...

That is fantastic!! I am amazed you pulled that off in such chilly weather and while not feeling 100%. Impressive!!

Pregnantly Plump said...

That's so cool! One of my friends runs several 5Ks, and I'm so proud of her committing to it and completing them. That's great.

Monica said...

Great Job!!

Sniz said...

Good for you, Shay!!!

Amy said...

congratulations! i think its so cool that you have races this time of year. me and my husband do a bunch of them between april and october. we did a 1/2 marathon in may and are hoping to do it again. the training schedule starts in less than a month. we'll see.

i am not fast by any means, but i feel great after i do it. i haven't been running enough lately and consequently i feel awful. i need motivation so bad and also something that will relieve my sciatic pain! sorry for the complaining!!!

best of luck on your next race. i think its so nice that you have some good friends to run with!

Jennifer said...

Hey, good for you! Congratulations!

Margaret said...

YEah for you!!!! You ROCK!!!

Steph said...

Good for you and your friends and I think it is great that you gave yourself the pat on the back you deserve it! ]

Thanks for stopping by my blog today I was reading through yours as well pretty cool I am going to add you to my list of regular reads!

LoriD said...

WAY to go girl!! I'm SO proud of you!!

P.S. when you lived in Lakeview in Calgary what was your address? Paul's nephew and wife live there now and I swear the address is close to where you were 6111 Lloyd? I'm even wondering if they bought your house, as the description is pretty close I think. I haven't seen it but Paul is visiting them tomorrow as he's going into Calgary to work and his sister (nephews Mom) is in town visiting. Let me know K? Lori D.

tanya said...

excellent job!!!!!

Mary said...

Congrats on finishing your first race! That is so nice that you have your friends to run it with :)
I'm *trying* to get back into the running...........little by little!

Amber said...

And less puking up a long. :-)

Congrats and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Yay girls! You look terrific too. Did you go for coffee after?

Becky said...

Good job! Seriously, someday I am going to do the same!

Badness Jones said...

Hooray! Yay you! Now I feel even worse that I haven't been running regularly....but we're in the middle of a snowstorm right now, so maybe I'll wait for spring?

No Cool Story said...

Congrats!!! How cool is that?
And you look fabulous after all that running and cold, how did you do it? ;)

Family Adventure said...

WOW!! I'm so impressed! Did you find it hard on the trail? I hope the snow didn't make it icy and slippery??

Heidi

Jacki said...

Thank you for the kind comments you left on my blog. :-)

Congrats on finising the marathon!

Chey said...

way to go.....I'm so proud of ya!!!!

LoriD said...

Hey Shay, I found out they live across the street from your old place and 7 houses up. Paid a pretty penny too!