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Sunday, January 1, 2012
First Run/Christmas Blog Exchange
We started out 2012 with a 5K. This is one of the only races my husband ever runs with me. In fact it is the only time he runs period and he beat me! How fair is that? Oh well. The weather was perfect, I am used to FREEZING at this race. There were 970 people there which I have to think is a record. Lots of people dressed up in some great costumes although I was not one of them.
I ran it in 28:06 with a pace of 9:06 which is pretty much what I did a lot of last year. I was happy with this. My mile paces were: 9:31, 9:36, 8:33 last .1 8:04. Can you tell which parts were uphill and which were downhill? I did try to get under 28 as I approached the finish but it didn't happen. The finish was a bit of a bottleneck and I wasn't sure exactly where the finish was.
I loved racing with my husband and my son and his dog came to cheer! I won a random prize of $40 at a Green Life Store. I don't know what that is but I will find out. I LOVE how this race does random prizes. They draw them all while you are racing, post them on the wall with the winning bib numbers and you pick them up after the race. No long wait. No lots of drawing of numbers of people who aren't there!
After the race we headed over to Jameson's to visit Jax and of course Jameson too. After a lot of horsing around Jax because sleepy and wanted to snuggle! I had a very hard time leaving!
In non racing news: I got my Christmas gift from Jill's bloggy exchange and it was perfect for me. I got a gift certificate to Dunkin Doughnuts so I can get lots and lots of coffee. I am saving it for when I get back to work. Thanks to Jen from Miles, Muscles and Mommyhood.
I have found swimming lessons to begin in two Saturdays. Bad part is they are about an hour away but the good part is they are cheap and you just drop in. They are targeted to adults who want more endurance or to improve for tris. If they don't work I will try private or semi but I am hopeful it will be what I need. This Friday I went for a second swim even though it was an off day for me. I do truly enjoy it even though I felt more inept than usual that day. I ran into someone today at the race who knew I was doing the tri. I can't back out, so I better keep moving forward.