Before the race - warm inside the PE
First race post injury - A SUCCESS! No pain! Next time I'll try a slightly longer distance! I'm thinking of the Polar Dash in Lake George which is 4 miles! It can't be any colder than today was. (Well, maybe it could be. Last year it was absolutely freezing during this race especially as the winds whipped off the lake.) Back to today. The temperature during the race was 8 degrees. I spent a lot of time wondering what I should wear. I ended up with 3 layers on top (one too many about a half mile in) and just tights on the bottom. That was fine. I wore a headband with a hood pulled over it, a turtle fur and thick mittens. I had not planned on snow covered ground and did not bring my Yak Trax. It was snowing as we were racing and there was a surprising amount of snow on a lot of the course. This definitely slowed me down. But no one else had Yak Trax around me so we were all on equal footing (pun intended). I only caught my time at mile 1 and my pace was 9:30 at that point. Yup! I don't have my "speed" back. I ended up doing 3 miles in 27:57 for a pace of 9:19. That's okay. It was slippery. I'll get there. Overall I was 45 out of 87 and 5/15 in my age group. Jameson was 13th overall. What amazed me was the number of people doing a 15 K and a 30 K in that bitter weather! Wow! Impressive? Nuts? I don't know but I was thrilled we were doing the 3 miler! This was a very low key race. They give you your time at the finish, hand you a popsicle stick with your place and you go in and fill out the information on a card. Low key but efficient! We changed our clothes (oh what a feeling) and headed out for a little shopping!
Finished - I don't look quite as warm now!
I should have switched cards with
Jameson so I could have the 13!
We went to L L Bean first as I had some coupons burning a hole in my pocket. I got two great items for 4 dollars!
I got the shirt for Christmas
and bought the skirt today. LOVE IT!
Love these capris - already have a pair
Then we went to Target. They are redoing the store and it was hard to find stuff. I managed to find a few things including new tights. I had new tights a week ago and went to wear them but couldn't rip the thing holding them together off. So brilliantly I used scissors! Well, so much for that great thought. I could get to the tights but now they had a huge hole!
need want another quarter zip so I
got this at Target! Love
Jameson wanted to stop at Reebok. While there I bought two t shirts. If there is anything I don't need it is t shirts but these were on sale and I could not resist them!
Fun t shirts from Reebok
Emily called to see how our race went and Jameson promptly informed her that he is now my favorite child! I tried to shout son but he kept informing her I was saying my favorite one! And they are how old?
All in all a great day! I had tons of fun with Jameson, lots of time to chat plus I got a race in! Life is very good!