Saturday, January 9, 2010

OIB Run for Food Race Recap


I just completed the OIB Run for Food! It was a 5k and half marathon, I ran the 5k. It raised money for the local food pantry, a type of organization that I believe very strongly in. It was a no pressure, fun road race! The temperature was 26 degrees, cloudy and breezy. It was COLD. We had to cross a high rise bridge, twice. Not sure if you’re familiar with high rise beach bridges, but there is a lot of wind at the top!


My good friend Kelly came with me to act as cheerleader and my own personal paparazzi.

While lining up at the start, my worst nightmare was realized. My Ipod, which I fully charged last night, had somehow mysteriously died. I was going to have to run this without my awesome Run Mix I made and without the encouragement of the lovely gentleman (who I imagine looks a bit like Paul Wesley and is madly in love with me) that lives inside my Nike+Ipod. I thought for a split second about quitting, it was cold and this was a major blow, but I toughed it out!

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I am so glad I did! The volunteers on this race were amazing. They cheered us on as if they knew us all personally. I know they were freezing too being out in the weather. I tried to thank every one that I passed. If my Ipod had been working I wouldn’t have been nearly as observant!

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My finish time was 33:31. I’m not sure what I placed, it was too cold to stick around and find out! I had a great time running this race regardless of the cold. My 2nd 5k, and if I wasn’t sure before I certainly am now…I’m addicted. I’m ready for the next!

Happy Saturday everyone!!


Anonymous said...

Wow, awesome job!!! That is a great time, especially with that massive bridge, freezing cold, and your iPod dying! Your friend captured the perfect pics as well. Reading this was so motivating. Now I'm excited for our first 5K!!

Continuous Changes on January 9, 2010 at 12:32 PM said...

Woohoo!! Good Job!! You look so cute out there running. My first 5k my iPod froze up completely before the race started. I was so bummed and totally discouraged, but like you, I pushed forth and ran my best 3.1 mile time ever :)

Gina on January 9, 2010 at 3:52 PM said...

Nice job!!! That hill looks intense!

Tracy on January 9, 2010 at 7:01 PM said...

congrats, I don't think I could get hooked on that, I really don't.

TJ on January 10, 2010 at 11:47 AM said...

Whoo hooo! YOU GO GIRL! :)

Anonymous said...

That is awesome!!! I can't imagine running without music...good for you :)

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