Pics from my last 5k

I don’t yet have the pictures of me from the half marathon, although I’m not sure how great they’ll be since I surprised my husband by being ahead of schedule at the spots where he waited.

I suspect the half marathon pics won’t look too different than these pictures from last week’s 5k. I’m getting teased by my in-laws because I was so chipper and grinning at the top of the hills where everyone else was miserable. Just after mile 11, my sister-in-law texted to her mom and brother that I looked great, not tired at all. I also did high fives to any kid along the route who had their hands out and thanked everyone out with sprinklers and hoses. Did I mention it was 85 degrees out? Really hot for a race. Even the winner, a guy from Kenya, said it was hot and he wasn’t comfortable.

I think I must like running.

I’ll try to do a mini race recap for the half in another post. I don’t want to forget how I felt or what I experienced.

Here’s a picture of me at the start of the 5k. I’m in purple.

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My favorite race start position, not quite at the front and all the way to the left.

Here’s the finish:

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The finish was uphill. And I’m still smiling…

20130625-172102.jpgHere’s me getting my age group second place medal. (Remember that hoodie that the little girls were wearing at my first race? I’m wearing mine here.)

So, yah, I’m a grinning idiot. I think it’s because I wasn’t allowed to run around in that free way wee kids do, and now it’s all joy.

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14 thoughts on “Pics from my last 5k

  1. tundrawoman says:

    Oooh! And you’re wearing your “Happy Feet” Shoes as well!
    Judy, I was thinking the same thing as well-how is this possible? ‘Fess up, PV!
    Again, congratulations! You’re just glowing-and it’s not sweat either.
    BTW, it appears the kid behind you is..ahem…checking out the rear view-right “taco q”?!
    TW

    • I swear I’m 43. When I first had my son, little old ladies at the grocery store would tell me how sweet it was that I was helping my mother with my baby brother. When I told one I was the mama, I thought she was gonna have a coronary until I told her my age. She said she thought I was 15.

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