Hey everyone! hope you all had a fun/relaxing Memorial Day weekend! Sunday morning my sister and I ran in the Kenny Wayland Memorial 10K. this is our second year running the race. Last year my time was a little better than this year’s time. (my time last year was 45:20 and this year it was 45:46-average pace: 7:23/mi). Here is the breakdown of my splits:
mile 1: 7:07
mile 2: 7:09
mile 3: 7:20
mile 4: 7:26
mile 5: 7:38
mile 6: 7:41
last .2: 7:01
slowed down quite a bit in mile 5 and 6. I did not feel 100% during this race. Perhaps it was due to the batch of brownies my sister and I consumed the night before??? (see the post below)…who knows! But I felt a little queezy once I hit the turn around. My sister and I were joking after the race that were both thinking to ourselves, “I wonder if Mary (or christina in my sister’s case) would kill me if I just stopped right here, threw up and walked home?” hahaha I truly felt that bad during the race. I knew If i didnt dig in and tough it out that I would be upset with myself for throwing in the towel…and I would be letting my sister down too!
I act like I did horrible or something in this race. I didnt, at all! My sister got 3rd female overall and I got 4th female overall. My sister placed first in our age group 20-29 and I placed second (got a medal WOO HOO!!) and Maria (whose blog I just stumbled upon) got 2nd female overall. she snuck up on my sister and I towards the end of the race-she was flying- on a mission for sure. and basically crushed us to the ground. hahahah I was very happy for her, though!!! she had a solid race and was so excited at the awards ceremony! I remember she said she couldnt wait to get home to her husband to tell him she got second overall! … the first place female was a lady named Patty. She is basically a rockstar down the shore. perhaps one day I can be as good as her… hmmmm
This morning, my sister, todd (her boyfriend) and I road our bikes over the bridge and to the end of OC. We stopped at the top of the bridge to take some photos. The view is so awesome from the bridge….I love nothing more than riding from my house to Ocean City. beautiful scenery..it really makes me so happy. unfortunately, I got TWO flats during this ride. Todd helped patch the first (stupid me had everything but patches with me…so we had to ask someone for help) but I guess it didnt really hold up so well because 40 blocks later I was flat again. I had to call up my dad to come for me and he brought me a new tube and we changed the tire together. Turned into a MUCH longer bikeride than I had originally anticipated!
Game 2 of Flyers/Blackhawks tonight….lets go flyers!
then back to class from 8-4:30 tomorrow- have two exams tomorrow- did I study yet? no sir. I better get on that before the game!!!!