Saturday, April 21, 2012

Oh, by the way, I'm racing!

I've been a bit quiet on my blog lately, so I don't know if I actually mentioned the fact that I'm racing today!

Although I wasn't planning on doing running races once my half ironman plan was in full swing, when an inexpensive 5K came up, I took the chance to set a new personal best.

It's been over a year since my last 5K, which was a frustrating experience.  Truthfully, the frustration was brought on largely by my inexperience and bad pacing.  That race did teach me a lot though.  It was a good lesson in letting go of things out of my control.

In that race, I really wanted to beat 30 minutes, and I sort of did it, crossing the finish line in 29:58.  But, it was a significantly short course.  Although my ability to run a sub-30 5K may have been there on that day, my execution did not earn it.  I've never been able to shake the feeling that my 5K personal best has a "but" attached to it.

So, today, I set a new one.

I say that with confidence, because barring a significant obstacle, I am now very comfortably capable of running a sub-30 5K.

Comfortable?  Hmm, doesn't seem like much of a challenge, hey?

So, instead, my goal today is not to beat my personal best.  It's to crush it.

See you all once I've done just that!

Requisite race day picture!


  1. Good luck! I know you'll totally kill it!!

  2. Good luck! Maybe one day I'll be able to comfortably run a sub-30 5k - comfortable sounds good to me!

  3. Good luck! Can't wait to read about your PR!

  4. I'd really like to get under 30 min sometime in the next year. I'm looking forward to hearing about this race! CRUSH IT!! Love it!

  5. I hope you had a fabulous race! Can't wait to read all about it.

  6. And I heard you did really good! Congrats on a great time.