First a 5k race for me and 0.5 mile for the kids, followed by a basketball game for Will, lunch and a soccer game for Jonathan. After all that the plan was to rest and watch my Blue Devils beat UNC....yeah....that part did not go well..... It's OK, March Madness is coming up and they will bounced back.
It was a small local race, first time I do this one. I think we were about 600 runners for the 5K. They had T-Shirt and medals for all the runners and time chip also. The course was nice and flat as a pancake. It was windy, you can see in the pictures...the finish line structure was knocked down by the wind!!
I started way too fast....I looked at my Garmin and saw 6:xx....not good....
I passed by Bill and the boys at half way point so I thought this would be a double loop but it wasn't.
I was on my way to getting a PR. I remember telling myself "Don't panic and don't puke!" On one of the turns the wind pretty strong made me loose my balance a little.
Next thing I knew, the finish line was in the near distance!
I heard Bill yelling "Great Job!" and I looked at the clock.. 27:11....and I was just a few steps away.
My time is 27:14:08!
My old PR was 28:59, Nov 2011
2 years ago, I made my debut in the running world. I ran my first 5K on March 6, 2010. My time was 35:12. Progress is good.
I was 5th in my AG today.
The boys ran the 0.50 mile kids race. They had a blast. I love to watch them run these races!
They did great!
Here the Finish Line Standing
And a minute later.....Oopsy...
Luckily nobody got hurt
Big brother Will kept his dignity and came in ahead of Jonathan. He knows how to finish a race!!!!
Love this last picture!
Jonathan did great too!