Sunday, September 18, 2016

Running round up

I think I'm overdue for an update! I feel like we are still catching up a little from vacation and then being gone again for the trial.

Last weekend I ran the Azalea 5k over in Nixa. The course was a little long (which seems pretty typical these days 😣) but my overall pace was pretty decent. Not quite where I would like to be but considering August wasn't the best training month I can live with it. I ended up second in my age group, continuing my streak of placing every race this year (even if it hasn't been that many). 

This weekend I did a crazy thing and ran 2 races in one day. The first one was a trail run in Springfield. I signed up for the 10k since we don't get the chance to do many trail runs.  But, it turned out to not actually be a trail run.  It was pseudo cross country because it was about half on grass, but the other half was on paved paths or gravel roads.  Had I known that I would have planned my day differently.  On top of not really being on any trails the course was not well marked, nor did it have volunteers at all the turns so was confusing.  Then for the awards they gave out one prize to the first place runner of the 5K and a first and second place prize in the 10K even though it was a smaller race.  Which was all very bizarre.  Even for a small event I would expect top 3 males and females in each race.  Also, one of the prizes was a coupon for a free body piercing.  Really??  Anyway, I did place third of the women in the 10k so I'm going to call that finishers medal a placement medal.  Seems reasonable to me.

Later in the evening there was  5K/15K event at our friend's brewery and some of  the other girls from the Waynesville clinic were also going so I wanted to go as well.  Had I known the morning race would be a bust I would have done the 15K with Lindsay and we could run together, but since I has already done the 10 I just signed up for the 5 with the other girls.  I wasn't expecting much out of this since i had already run in the morning but it was a first time race so pretty small group, and also in a small town.  So, even pretty exhausted and really dragging on the second half I managed to win the women's division!  While not an overly impressive victory it is my first outright overall win so pretty cool.  And Lindsay won the women's 15K so the Cross Creek ladies had a sweep!  Then we all enjoyed dinner and drinks and visiting.  Looking forward to next year!


Good friends even outside of work!

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