Monday, July 6, 2009

2009 Firecracker Fun Run Race Report

Three races to choose from. I pick the longest: 10-K. My niece Ashlyn and nephew Lance chose the 5-K and my in-laws (Doug & Dawnell) walk the 5-K.

Pre-race (day before) we moved Doug & Dawnell into their new home. Note to self: do not help anyone move the day before a race.

Race day morning felt good. A little stiff in the joints from pre-race activities, but all is well, it's only a 10-K. Here we are below: Lance, me, and Ashlyn posing with double peace signs.

Like all races, the start is fast. Knowing better, I still get caught up in it. I backed off and found myself caught up in it again. I finally backed it off to about a 8:00-8:06 pace. My goal was to finish with an 8:05 pace. Pic below is at about 1.5 miles.

Lance and Ashlyn having some fun in their race uniforms. :)

Lap 1 one, starting lap 2. At this point I'm wishing I had signed up for the 5-k. Still at an 8:06ish pace questioning if I can keep this up for the 2nd half.

Ashlyn & Lance with a dramatic run to the finish line of the 5-K.
Ashlyn took 10th place in the overall female division of the 5-K.

Ashlyn and Lance join my sherpa crew: Shania and Tanya.
McRib, my professional sherpa is playing amateur photographer.

At this point I'm dying to walk. My pace has slowed down some.
I'm feeling like I could puke and I'm wishing I could rip my heartrate monitor off
along with my UA top that kept crawling up over my tummy.

I love this pic. So totally sums up how I feel. Like shiz!
Glad I'm done and the end of the race couldn't come any faster. :D

This is Sara, a friend of the family who walked the 5-K.

Dawnell and her dad finish walking the 5-K.

Doug, Lance, me, Ashlyn, Dawnell. I'm feeling much better after a plate of pancakes served up by the high school foundation. Gotta love small town events - there is always pancakes.
My Sherpa's:
Tanya (sherpa in training) McRib (professional sherpa) and Shania (sherpa in training).

I averaged an 8:15/mile pace, placed 2nd in my age group and placed 5th overall in the women's division of the 10-K. Not too shabby and I'll take it, afterall I kept my clothes on.


Diana said...

Nice job on the run! Way to hang in looked drained afterwards! But thanks to UA-you still looked hot in your tank!
Have a great week!

Brandi said...

Great job on the run!! I will never be that fast but you are an inspiration!

I love the niece and nephew's outfits! Too cute! Looks like they had fun!

RunToFinish said...

man they had a great time, I need to learn from that attitude and jump on someone's back next time around too!

Wes said...

hahahaha! I lurve it. I feel like shiz! I think Ashlyn gets DQed for not finishing the race under her own power!! Unbelievable!! ;-)

Nice job chica! I hope to PR my 10K coming up in a few weeks, and 8:05 is like my 5K PR pace...

well done!!

J said...

Great job on the race. Love how you told the report in pictures! Awesome job on the finish!

Missy said...

Nice job! They totally get style points for the uniforms and the finish. How fun...

Jessica said...

5th overall and second in AG?? Great job!!

B.o.B. said...

Love the peace sign photo! Great job on the run. Pancakes can pretty much cure anything.

Blyfinn said...

Great job! I love it when that family gets involved. Looks like everyone had a great time.

The Happy Runner said...

Great pics! Congrats on your finishing time and place. Woo hoo!

Kim said...

Looks like good times!
Hope all is well.
Miss you and McRib!

Marci said...

Great work! Looks like so much fun!!

Stuart said...

WOOT 2nd in AG, awesome job worth all that I think i am gonna puke moments!

Chic Runner said...

Man, can I get on the sherpa train! ha ha. Those pictures are priceless and I hate the tummy bunching shirts too. :( Hope you find a new one that doesn't do that!

teacherwoman said...

Love the look on your face when you were done. Way to go!

And the outfits were too cute!

Michelle said...


IronBob said...

Good job.

joyRuN said...

Awesome time & nice pics!