This morning I woke up early and did a little last minute 5 Mile race! The last time I did a last minute 5k I had a lot of fun!I wasn’t planning on doing any races before the two half marathons I have coming up, but my friend Jill had pre registered for this event and she has been sick so she didn’t feel like she could run it. The race was sold out, so she offered up her bib to me! After all your sweet and encouraging comments yesterday I decided to get up and run it!
It was my first AARC Frostbite 5 Miler!
Guess who else came along to see me race? JACKSON!
My two favorite Jersey boys!
Jackson was so happy he got to come! He made lots of new friends!
After we parked, got my race bib and made our way over to the start line, it was time to go! Did I mention I loved the fact that the race started at 9:00 am?! It was so nice out at that time! It was a little chilly at the start, but once we got going the sun was shining and it turned out to be a beautiful day!
And we were off! Fiancé was so good at taking pictures today! He got some good shots!
I was all smiles at the start.
Ambler was so cute to run through! I want to come back (when it’s warmer!) and frolick through all the cute stores!
The above picture fiancé took while he was waiting for me. I took the picture below while running. I got mad picture taking when running skills!
It was so nice to finally run outside! I haven’t been able to do that in a while because of all the snow! It was a nice 5 mile course through the little town and then through some back roads through some neighborhoods.
They did an awesome job making sure that there was no ice in our way! I was nervous about that, but it wasn’t a problem at all!
PS – There were lots of hills. I hate hills, but it was good that I did them today in preparation for my two half’s coming up!
Hark! I see a Penguin! There were tons of people running in these costumes. It was funny to see! I think Jackson needs a Penguin costume for next year!
And then fiancé saw me coming! This was about a quarter mile away from the finish line and at this point I just finished climbing a massive hill. I was in the zone – All business!
Do you see the pain in my face? I am pushing to finish HARD!
See you in a few fiancé, I have a race to finish!
I have one word for this race: DOMINATION!
I have never run a 5 Mile race before, so I didn’t really have a time to beat. I ran 5 miles last week outside in 44 minutes, so I was hoping to finish around then, but I beat that time to the ground!
Here are my stats:
Mile 1 – 8:04.65
Mile 2- 7:59.55
Mile 3 – 7:56.63
Mile 4 – 7:41.11
Mile 5 – 7:25.65
TOTAL: 5.02 Miles – 39:15.10
7:49 minute mile!!! Ahhhh!
Like I said, DOMINATION! Negative splits the WHOLE WAY DOWN! I was so happy to get under 40 minutes! Jackson was so proud, he immediately starting giving me congratulations kisses!
It was an awesome race! I felt so strong and so fast. I was pushing myself the whole way, but it felt so good! I am more excited than ever for my two races next month!
I am also so happy fiancé and Jackson were there to cheer me on! Thanks for coming boys!
Running Tip – I always wear my pony tail in a braid in the back ever since the Annapolis Half Marathon where I ended up with a knotty mess in the back of my head post running!
How do you wear your race hair?