Finally Jan 24 was here and we went to the coast for the Frozen Toes 5k! Friday night Amy picked up our packets for us, and we got to their house about 9 pm. Naturally we stayed up too late hanging out and catching up.
|pre-race in the car|
|Neil and Amy on the left|
Well, turns out the kid in the lead is some kind of high school track star and the other guy was a short course triathlete. We all finished within 30 seconds of each other, but they didn't fade and I couldn't pull them in.
Actually I started with a 6:44 mile. Then in the second mile the rain really started pouring down, and the road turned around so the wind was blowing the rain directly into my face. Fun times. Still pulled a 7:14 for that mile, and all is well. But then in the last mile I faded pretty good. The rain and 38* cold made my long sleeve shirt really heavy so the last mile was around 8:12. The garmin measured 3.19 miles in 23:09, good enough for 3rd place overall!
Kelley and Amy finished in 52 minutes. I am so proud of Amy for conquering her first 5k! it's a huge step, and even in all of that cold and rain I think she's hooked now. Kelley also had the car key with her, so by the time they finished I was standing around that shelter shivering. By the time we got in the car my knees were blue. ha! that doesn't usually happen.
We had a blast hanging out with Amy and Neil for the rest of the weekend, and I ate way too much. Neil and I found an all you can eat sushi place for lunch while the girls went for mexican food, then we got pizza for dinner and many beers were consumed. We got them hooked on Netflix and marathoning Raising Hope, so that was a blast.
By sunday morning the sky was blue again and it was a beautiful day to be out there. We hit a local breakfast buffet (my favorite!!) and grabbed a great picture of all of us with our race medals.
|Kelley, me, Amy|