Monday, March 18, 2013

A Saturday in Spring

This past Saturday was pretty spectacular. It started off with a very nervous Lauren as we headed to a 5K. I signed up to run the same race I ran last year. This race is special to me because the funds raised go to scholarships for local high school students in honor of teens who have died prematurely. I received one of these scholarships when I was in high school. 

Last year my goal was to run the entire thing without stopping. My goal was the same for this year. A lot has happened since that last race, but running hasn't been a top priority for me. Between the pulled hamstring, foot surgery, and pregnancy, running has taken a backseat for me. I only started getting back into it about two months ago. 

Here I am getting ready to go, and trying not to freeze from the wind!

David decided to run with me at the last minute. We decided not to pace together since we'd never run together before and weren't sure where the other would be. I ended up running the race in 24:36 with a 7:55 mile pace! That's about 40 seconds faster than last year with a quarter of the training! I ended up getting first in my age division, eighth of all the women, and twenty-sixth overall. David attributes it to the CrossFit workouts I've been alternating with my running. Whatever the reason I was very pleased with the result. David ran it in 27:29, which is pretty good for someone who doesn't regularly run and hadn't planned on doing it!

David racing past me.

I decided I deserved a "prize" after that run. I told myself as I was running that if I did well, then I could go get some nice running shoes. In all honesty I was thinking about doing it anyway, but the mind trick was what I needed to get me going. So, we headed up the way to the local Fleet Feet store for me to be fitted! The saleslady was stinkin' awesome at her job and I ended up getting sucked into not only a fancy pair of shoes, but ridiculously overpriced socks and inserts too.
Being sucked into the cult of official running gear.

We ended the day celebrating a good friend of ours 30th birthday. It was so nice to hang out and visit with great friends on the beautiful Spring evening. 

Some of the fellas acting up.

Lovely ladies!

Other than the fact that NC State lost, it was a perfect day! Ready for many more of these:-)

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