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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

RAN MY GUTS OUT

In Yesterday's 5k I ran faster than I ever have before. Usually I only get to measure my 5k PR's in seconds vs. minutes because there's just not a lot of time to work with. You've got to be fast right out of the blocks since it's hard to make up for lost time when you're only covering 3.1 miles. Well yesterday I got to measure my PR by minutes. I beat my old PR by 1 minute and 9 seconds!!! I was able to cover the 5k in 20:50 minutes (6:43 pace) and FINALLY conquered my goal of getting sub 21. I couldn't be more excited!!! Except...

My hubby BEAT ME!!! Can you believe that he went from being a non-runner and in 6 weeks has been able to get to a 6:20 pace!!! He ran the race in 19:38 and even had to stop and tie his shoe!!! Obviously I picked the wrong person to challenge. With a virgin race time like that He really should stick with running. Looks like Mr. Maytag or the crew from Energy Star will not be making a delivery to my home in the near future. I think I can still get my hands on the furniture since we just plain don't have any to go in our new home but I may have to offer up some back rubs.

So even though I got pummeled by Mr. Speedy, all this motivation to train hard earned me a killer PR plus I still came in second place over the women and won me some new ear buds and $30 to Al's Sporting Goods. Not too bad. Oh, and don't forget the most important thing. I came away from the raffle with some of this stuff...

Don't ya love that the "B" forms the cyclists backside. Nice. So one day when I decide to take up biking, my rear is prepared.)

I'm not giving up on the washer and dryer though. Ideas for a "triple or nothing" are starting to form. Suggestions? I'm also looking for some new goals to push me through the fall training. What are you aiming for?


7 comments:

Rae said...

Congrats on your new PR! That is fabulous! And yes, Hubby should definitely stick to running! Very impressive!

Dash said...

Congrats! that is so awesome!!! Sorry hubby beat you, even to tie his shoe, no fair, but he is def natural, hope he keeps it up! Maybe you need to make sex-graded race bets? Nice job!! :)

Teamarcia said...

Rock the house sister that is a great race! Congrats!

Jamie said...

Congrats on the new PR! That's huge for a 5k! You both did great. Good luck figuring out a new plan for the washer and dryer :)

Johann said...

Fantastic PR, well done! I know a few of these natural speedy people that have better PR’s than me without any training. At least they usually don’t have PR’s for anything above half marathons. Unfortunately I can’t give you ideas about fall motivation. Our spring is now starting.

morrismom0204 said...

Great Job on your PR!!! I could only dream of being that fast.

Andrew Opala said...

congrats Keisha - it's nice to see good things happen to nice people!