Wednesday, July 17, 2013
As I have said before when my sister and I go together we just walk so we can catch up. We walked the 5K in about 50ish minutes.
This race is a lot of fun with all the bands and spectators that come watch. We always walk thru a Hispanic neighborhood and they always decorate their outside, have music, and cheer the loudest for everyone.
It was a good time...felt good to do it again!
|We're usually pretty silly together|
|Stretching out before the race!|
|Race for the boobies...in a singlet?|
|After race treat...Reuben Rolls!|
Monday, July 15, 2013
The race took place on Mother's Day morning, and I did it with my two besties from work. Pictured with me is Darrin and his dog Dakka and Ben with his new Beagle, Jake. Darrin is quite the go-getter, so about five minutes into the race, he and Dakka took off. Jake was around three months at the time, so Ben and I just had a stroll. Plus we didn't want to deal with the leash craziness ahead of us.
The weather was great and we didn't step in any poop, so all was good.
|Reuben dressed for the occasion.|
Friday, July 12, 2013
The first one I did was the Fools 5K. Trekman Racing is a local company who puts on quality race events. They also sponsor our roller derby team! I really liked this race. The course was in one of the state parks. Very pretty, but it was freezing that day!
I liked this race because they line participants up by their average mile time. So slower ones like me, started in the back. I normally do anyway, but there are a lot of people who start where they shouldn't. My goal was to finish under 40 minutes, and I finished in 39:21.
There were three color stations, and dirt and worms to eat at the end.
Pictured with me is Abby Long-Legs, Desmo, Little Desmo, and Occupational Hazard. The weather was lovely that day.
It may be a little excessive to do four 5Ks in one month, but if they are for a good cause, I figured I could spare a couple hours out of my day.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
|Kiss me, I'm Iowish.|
I'm Irish and my family has always made a huge deal about St. Patrick's Day. I go to my sister's every year because there is a huge parade (the only bi-state parade in America) and you can drink green beer right on the street. My sister and nephew ran the family 1 mile run, and I did the 5K on my own. It was pretty chilli out for being mid March. The course was a nice flat run downtown. The atmosphere was awesome with the crowd, Irish music, and seeing orange, white, and green flags flown everywhere.
I finished in just over 38 minutes....10 minutes faster than my January run.
The next day we soaked up the soreness and booze with some tasty corned beef and cabbage.
So yes, I suck at keeping my blog updated. I take a lot of pictures for it and have things to say, but I just never take time do it. So my apologies!
Remember I had a goal at the beginning of the year to do one 5K a month? So far I am on track!
We had a very mild winter in Iowa, so the run in Febrary wasn't as bad as one would think. Down in the Quad Cities they have an annual Chili Chase, which consists of a four mile run and at the end they have some awesome chili to chow on. My sister and I did it together. It was nice to be outside and not freeze our asses off. We finished in just over an hour. When my sister and I do races together we typically walk so we can talk and catch up, with out sounding like we're dying or having sex.
Oh yeah...another perk is beer at the end.
|Coors Light is more tasty than a medal.|