Otherwise known as a “hot mess”.
I did do the virtual 10K with Racing with Babes on Saturday. It was at the gym and it was a good run. Not my best, but I’m sick again this week (trying out a new antibiotic since obviously the last two rounds didn’t cut it out). I finished in 1:08:00…I think I did my math right. I had to stop and pee (surprise) after the 1st mile and I think I did that one slow. Tiffany used her nike ipod+ to track us and it was pretty right on track with our usual pace so I’ll take it. Here are a few pictures, hard to take them while on the treadmill at the gym without looking like a creeper!
This is me before the start, this was the ‘rock your socks’ 10K so I' sported my neon green socks.
Hot for at the gym, let me tell you! I’ve worn these once before in a race. (No, I did not wear the tutu to the gym.)
Sunday I ran the Council Bluffs 5K and then gambled while I waited for my friend Ann to finish her FIRST HALF! I’m sorry I didn’t run this with her. But I’m glad I didn’t cause it was like running through a sauna yesterday. 92% humidity at the start, at 7am. Then 1/2way through my race the sun came out and now it was hot and humid! Yuck. Needless to say, not my best performance! I ran it in 34:04, 10:58AP. At least I ran under 11min pace with all the walking I did. SO easy to walk during a race once you’ve done it once. I should remember not to walk then I won’t be tempted to later on. Oh well, I never learn.
Mile 1: 9:26
Mile 2: 11:26
Mile 3: 11:57
Mile 0.14: 1:11
Here are some pictures:
So a note about the outfit, I met up with CC2 at this race. I thought, what shirt to wear, well I’ll just wear the one that has my name on it, that’ll help her find me! I emailed her the morning of and told her “You look for the neon green tutu. I’ll look for the pregnant chick!”. And, it worked. 1st highlight of the morning, meeting this lovely lady:
We talked for a few minutes after the race (in which she and the ninos smoked me!). She’s so nice! It was fun to meet up with someone. Although, it’s hard to explain to my other friends that I’m meeting up with someone I’ve never met, but that I kinda know because “I follow their blog”. You get a lot of strange looks!
Wende and I knew we had some time to kill. Found the food, the indoor restrooms again. I declared I wanted to “gamble in my tutu” so we did that as well! (the race started and ended outside of a casino!) Second highlight of the morning!
There she is!
Looking really strong!
All of us. Wende and I did some shopping on Saturday after picking up our race packets. Went to the mall, found these super cute headbands!
Sunday night, Ann, her hubby and kiddo, Rich (friend) and Brian and I had a cookout at the lake we trained on. Here are some photos from there:
So. This headband I also got Saturday, without remembering I had this dress in my closet, I think it matches, no?
So, this photo happened without my knowledge, I thought we were being all cute and smiley:
Then everyone took turns being funny and trying to peek in blouses:
Cutie pie, again:
Here’s the final picture of Ann and I: