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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Pioneer 5k

Ran this morning. It was a disaster! I spent about 30 minutes driving around the park, looking for the race! Finally found a PO, who pointed me in the right direction. I had gone in the wrong entrance. Some signs would've been nice! So, I got there just in time, and was the very last person who crossed the starting line! That meant I had to run around all the walkers, and then my Garmin foot-pod wasn't syncing, so I had to slow down while I fixed that! On top of that, being sick all week, I haven't been able to run much, so felt pretty weak and still not very good. So I had to walk quite a bit. My time was 37:07. It hasn't been that bad in over a year! Ugh!
 Here I am crossing the finish line!

 On another note, I've now lost almost 25 lbs. Here's a before pic, and an after pic, that I took this morning, before the race! Only 44 lbs to go!



  1. What a difference! Don't worry too much about the 5K time! Going around all the walkers totally stinks...I've done some larger races where walkers somehow start up in the coral for 11-12 minute miles...I like to start at the end of there, knowing I'll [get to] pass people, but I like to pass RUNNERS not WALKERS! Sounds though, like the universe just was not in your favor all week! Count this as a training run and set your sights on the half!! Good luck!

  2. I know what you mean, I like to pass the runners too! Lol! These next 3 weeks I'll be running like a crazy woman, getting ready for the half! Thanks for your encouragement, girl!

  3. Just stumbled across your blog and I really enjoy it! You look fantastic!

  4. Thanks so much, Abbey! I will check out your blog too!

  5. You are doing awesome! I hate when pre-race prep messes with your head though. You look great but do not need to lose another 40+ look beautiful and strong now!!! :-)

  6. Thank you, Jen! Congrats on your great marathon and singing the National Anthem! You have a beautiful voice!!


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