|After the hour run|
I found Amanda before the race and we got to catch up! It was good to hear all about her marathon and catch up on life since it seemed like it had been forever since we'd run together. The race was $2 or a donation for the raffle. I paid $2 and was set for a nice comfortable run. My legs were still sore after Thursday's run for some reason, so slow and steady was the game plan. The problem is that Amanda and I didn't quite do 'slow and steady' the whole time. A few times we had to purposely slow down. Once we talked about it and I let her know I needed to slow down but was trying to keep up with her. The funny part is that she was trying to keep up with me. I think we are well matched for running together.
|The loot to be raffled off|
Amanda and I each got 5 raffle tickets. I'm happy to say that we both won something in the raffle. In a few minutes the kids and I are going to have kettle corn while watching the Packer game (it's half-time so I'm typing fast). Tomorrow morning ADP is going to enjoy some Dunkin Donuts coffee. My family is benefitting from my morning run!
When the run was done, but before the raffle started I found out I've Still Got It. I was in line to get some hot chocolate and the guy in front of me was wearing the same shirt as I was (from a previous race). Well, I was holding my cup up and he checked...no wedding ring*...and then started talking. I heard his running stats, how much he runs, how his 10K PR was at the race he was sporting the shirt from. He was getting closer and closer (yes, it was cold, but most guys I know don't do an up-down look, check for a wedding ring, and then move closer just because). He was a good 5-10 years my junior. I left him mid-sentence saying something like 'nice talking to you' and just walked away. ADP's response when I told him: 'Way to go.' *I didn't know what the deal was with the tickets at the race. Not knowing if I was going to be pulling my gloves off repeatedly I left my wedding ring home because I didn't want to accidentally loose my ring.*
|Can you tell where the 1 mile loop was? Look for the thick red line!|
|I won this!|
|I also won this!|
1:13:13 for an average of 10:00/mi
I know 7.32 isn't the 9 I had planned, but it is good enough for me today.