Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New PR and Memorial Day Weekend

Another race in the books whooohooooo! This was an exciting race because this was the first 5K for a friend of mine and she is running in the Peachtree with me in July too! It was 3 couples that all came out early early on a Sunday morning. 7:30am with LOTS of rain makes for a late race start and uncomfortable wet running clothing. Let me say this I am a fair weather runner and going on a run with a tremendous downpour was not my #1 pick for a Sunday but I sucked it up.

Race results were a new PR at 29:25 and I placed 3rd in my age group! I was pretty surprised that I was able to get a new PR considering the conditions and for the first time I did not have any music. So proud of my friend Amber who rocked her first 5k and even beat her own personal goal.

Awards Photos…who doesn’t need a beer mug?

After the race my friends and I celebrated my quarter life crisis (QLC) with a beer and good company. I have had a difficult time this year with this birthday in particular. Never ever thought about getting older until this year... I think my problem is setting unrealistic goals for myself on where I thought I would be right now and what I would have accomplished in my twenties. Needless to say a weekend away with the boy at the parents house and a delicious birthday dinner would put me in the right mood.
The parents live close to the ocean and have access to lots of boats so Saturday morning of Memorial Day Weekend was boat day! It was so relaxing and really brought back the peace I was looking for the past month.
The amount of tremendous food that you can eat in Charleston, SC is out of this world. I ate and drank more than I would like to admit but ready to detox and take it easy this month. Three cheers for only having workouts planed, no traveling, and relaxing. Here is to summer and training for the next run!


  1. Glad you guys had such a nice time in Charleston! It's always nice to get away and recharge.

    Woohoo for a new PR and taking 3rd in your age group! That's amazing!

  2. Congrats on the new PR + placing 3rd in your group - that is so awesome!!