Thursday, November 22, 2007

Hey, At Least I Beat the Guy on Crutches

Last night at my Team Weight Loss class, one of the team members mentioned that she was going to run the 18th Annual Turkey Day 5K today and invited me along. I am not a runner, especially not at this weight, but I've always been intrigued by the idea of running a 5K- not a big deal for most, but for me, something.
So, this morning, I get to the Target Center at 7:30, get registered and start getting warmed up when the phone rings. It is my teammate bailing on me. Grrrrrr. For a moment, I considered bailing myself, but decided to go for it.
I ran the first two miles without stopping, walked two blocks, ran three, walked three, then finished running. My time: a lightning fast 40:01. Woo hoo. A little faster than a brisk walk. I did beat the guy on crutches (really, he was there), and I beat my pace vehicle (a plump 60 year old woman in purple tights) by about 20 yards. Sa-weet!
Next: Reindeer Run 5K on December 1. That race my whole class is doing, not just the bail-out woman from today.


kirelimel said...

Congratulations! That's so great! Way to not bail yourself. I wish I could say I'd done something to deserve all the calories I've consumed today but no such luck. I took the dog for a walk (short walk that is)
Hooray for you!!
Next year maybe I'll run with you...

NDGramma said...

Glad you didn't bail! Carrie was working at the race helping people who hadn't pre-registered. Me - I was getting all the exercise I having two boys help me cook!