>day 40 – Firecracker 5k – practice 5k!
>So, I woke up at 5 this morning and got ready. Ate peanut butter toast at 5:30 and left at 5:50.
The 5k was downtown, starting and ending right by where the new Fleet Feet store will be. I was there super early! (Which is a super good feeling!)
Met up with my running friend (from my running group) and then we met with Liz Cook, a friend of mine from way back. Liz is a runner. She told us this morning about running a marathon in Washington D.C. I didn’t know she had done that! But, she wanted someone to run with so she ran with us, doing our intervals (run 3 walk 3.) HA By the second time to walk she was itching to run!! She stuck with us until the half-way point, though, and then she took off!!! SUPER PROUD OF YOU, LIZ!!!
So, my running friend and I continued our intervals. One the second or third run we hit 3 minutes at the bottom of a hill, but we CONTINUED RUNNING AND RAN UP THE HILL! Our coaches would be proud!!! (So that put us at 4 minutes!!) The run before the finishing run I stopped at a minute thirty, so my friend did too. But, when time rolled around again, WE RAN. We ran for close to 4 minutes …. TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE!!!!
My time was 47:49! Mom’s time on her graduation 5k (after she’d completed the couch to 5k class) was 44:13. I’m 34 days away from my graudation 5k …. I WILL BEAT HER TIME!!!!
So, no one was there on my behalf to take my picture as I crossed the finish line. Super sad news! I took some self pics …. and of course, they’re FANTASTIC! The co-owner of Fleet Feet was at the finish line with her camera and GINORMOUS lens …. and I think she got us just before the finish line! If so, I’ll post it!
AND …. I fear that my mom will run in my graduation 5k and not be at the finish line like I was for her ….. SO SOMEONE ELSE IS GOING TO HAVE TO BE THERE TO TAKE PICTURES!!! Any volunteers??