Wow! I had an awesome weekend! 2 5ks, a half Ironman Triathlon, and a visit with my sweet in-laws!
My first 5k was on Saturday on the cross country course that my daughter was going to be racing on later. Super muddy, and super slow time for me. I hope the 2 were related! On a funny note, I noticed my racing nemesis (who is really a good friend) way behind me. I thought to myself HA – FINALLY, I’ll get to beat her! But at the moment she saw me and yelled out my name, I knew I had a target on my back! And yep, she got me coming up a hill turning into the finish straight away. Her son saw, and was laughing as she passed me! (In a good way).
My second 5k was on Sunday morning. And I ran it as a bandit. Here’s the story:
I had been chatting with a friend last week who told me that she was training to run a 5k in under 30 minutes. She told me which race she was going to try for it, and I – without thinking – told her what an awful finish that race had. I could see immediately that I’d unintentionally scared the crap out of her. Then I felt really bad. So to try to make up for being such a butt-head, I offered to pace her.
She didn’t quite make her goal because the finish (a full, steep, uphill mile) really is awful. But we had fun. Plus it was a local race, so I got to see and chat with tons of friends. And yes, my racing nemesis was there too! I think she won the Masters! (at age 53!!)
And then it was on to the Ironman Half Triathlon in Augusta, GA. And no, I didn’t participate. My sister and another friend were competing, so I decided to combine a cheer trip with a quick visit with my in-laws who live nearby.
I am super impressed with both of these ladies for completing this race! The total distance was 70.3 miles. 1.2 mile swim (1.9k), 56 mile bike (90k), and 13.1 run (21.09k). And my sister did it in less than 6 hours!! How awesome is that!
My brother in law and I were spectating next to a couple whose son and daughter were racing. The parents were SO excited when they spotted their kids – running together!
And I saw this funny sign
So, overall a pretty awesome weekend.
How was your weekend? Did you do any races?