Monday, November 21, 2011

Race Report: Holiday Heros 5K

I ran a 5K on Saturday morning.

A snow storm came in during the night and left about 3 inches of snow on the ground in the morning.  So needless to say, my husband was NOT excited about running this race with me.

But being the good man that he is and not wanting to disappoint his wife on our anniversary (7 years!), he got all layered up and promised to pace me to a new PR.

And pace me he did.  A whopping 32 seconds faster per MILE than my previous best 5K time.  And he even let me beat him at the finish line by .3 seconds.

A new PR of 24:38 - 7:55/mile.

Which is fast.  For me.

AND!  For the first (and I'm sure ONLY) time - I won my age group!!!!  And Tyson won his.

We're pretty much rockstars.

I have to say - I'm pretty much in love with this race and plan to do it next year.  Not just because I did so well.  And not because it only cost $10.  And not because of how close it is to us.  All of those things were awesome.  But the best part was:


Jill Campbell said...

Love it! Congrats on your new pr. I went and helped clean up after the race (because Tess was involved with putting it on) and thought, why didn't I run this. Okay, well because I can't run. So, why didn't I walk this? I could have sat on Santa's lap, gotten a sweet t-shirt and the money goes to such a great cause. I'm so in next year.

Jessica (Pace of Me) said...

So awesome!! Congrats on winning your age group! I won mine in a local 5K on Saturday too - I won a 20 pound frozen turkey! Gotta love local 5Ks!!!

Beccarigg said...

Now that is an awesome way to celebrate your Anniversary! Extra brownie points to your hubby for pacing you to a KILLER PR and letting you beat him! That's love right there : ) Also so cool that you won your age group. Totally want to do that someday!