Soo...it was freezing.
|I told Drew to "look cold." This is what I got.|
The course was 2x around a 1.5 mile loop. Each partner ran in the opposite direction, so you passed each other at least 2 times. I will own the fact that I started this race way too fast. I started at about a 6:25-6:50 pace, which is way fast for me, but I didn't really care. I ended up slowing to about a 7:30 average which is still good for me! I was a) cold, b) really wanted to see Drew, and c) ready for it to be over :) I saw Drew first probably at about 3/4 of a mile in. He was right up there with the REALLY fast guys! We high-fived and smiled. I did the first lap in about 11 minutes. It was mentally pretty hard to have to run the same lap twice, but on the other hand, when I was done the first lap I was like hell that wasn't so bad! I saw Drew again soon into my second lap, and his face was looking a little more pained, haha. He was certainly trucking. Like I said I kept my pace pretty fast the entire time, but I sure did slow up a little. I was hurtin'. I don't remember when I saw Drew a third time, because to be honest I can't remember how that even works, the fact that I saw him three times, but anyway, we were both in pain. Far cry from the happy high fives in the beginning!
When I finished the time on my watch said 23:41, which is a 1 second PR for me!!! Then the official results showed 23:35. I'LL TAKE IT! I had a 7:36 average pace. Drew had an awesome race and ran in 19:49 - 6:23 minute miles! Our combined times put us at 14th out of 90 couples.
|My two favorite things: Drew, and a glass of wine the size of my head.|
Drew left this afternoon :( but I'll see him next weekend for Valentine's Day! My legs were pretty sore today so I was thinking about just swimming and maybe doing some core work. Right as I was about to leave my oldest brother called me up and asked if I wanted to go to SkyZone, the place with a billion trampolines to play around on. UH YEAH! Way better than a workout. But actually, my quads are going to be a thousand times more sore tomorrow from it. We had a blast!!
|Kids are amazingly talented.|
|Travis had a missed career in basketball.|
Speaking of winter, I laughed when I saw this on a walk with my dogs. The cathedral by my house has the best hill for sledding. Generations of people have been sledding on it their whole lives, and this year they have a mean old sign up. Good luck with that...