Monday, May 14, 2007

Racing for a Cure!

Saturday morning was the annual Komen Richmond Race for the Cure 5k. Sicne this is Mother's Day weekend, I am usually in Charlotte. this year I am going next weekend, so I was able to stay in town and participate in such a great event.

I met up with fellow TG's while wondering around Brown's Island - Shannon, Kathleen, Nicole, Deanna B, Deanna L, Teresa (and daughter), and Diane (and entourage). what a sea of pink!!! Our team colors fit right in.

My 5k PR in 2006 was 34 minutes. In recent training runs I have been consistently breaking a 30 minute mark for 3 miles, but I remember the course from 2 years ago having a nasty hill! I remember that race, I had just gotten my first knee brace and was on a doctor's order to take a temporary hiatus from running...but...but...but...what if I walk some?!

I went into this race of having fun and not worrying about my time. If I made a new PR then I was content and broke 30 I would be happy. But if not - just have fun being there! 9:00 cmae nad we were off. I kept a steady pace and just got into my own person rhythm. I saw some people I knew along the way and I would jog over and pass on a smile. Then came the finish line. Official time: 29:37! woo hoo!! Although I have run it faster in practice - I hit a new PR knocking off 5 minutes from last year!
What a way to start my busy stop: Charlottesville. Go wolfpack!


Diane said...

It was fun to see you! What a great time - you rock!

TriGirl 40 said...

Awesome PR - don't know how you did it in that HEAT - ugh! Hope the rest of your activity pack day was just as rewarding.