HOT BISCUIT 5K, JASPER GA!!
Earlier last week I met up with running friends to help them make skirts, iron on logos and such. Here is my skirt that I made for me and the skirt I helped teach Darbi how to make.
Now I’m all set with a new skirt and a OMG bright orange shirt for the race.
Got up at 4:45 am to get ready. I was about to slip out the door to load up with one of the ladies going (she parked at my house) when my little man decided to wake up at 5:20 am. Got him in bed with Daddy but then I had to take the dog out. Seriously??? We set off to pick up another friend and then go meet the rest of the crew. So a few minutes late we left the parking lot and headed to Jasper.
We pulled up 15 min before race time and that stressed out a few of us (me included) but we did have to make two quick stops for coffee and potty.
Not only did I recruit 6 other MRTT ladies from our chapter, we got one of their mom’s to come and she brought friends. We had a great size group at this tiny local race.
Mother & Daughter
Race was delayed 5 min or so, that gave us time to make one more potty break and warm up before the race.
And we were off!!!
We all took off at our own pace. I stayed with one friend who said she needed me to help slow her down to pace herself. This is a hilly course. I didn’t have a garmin last year when I ran it but gave them this idea. I ran the first mile in 10 something and it was almost all downhill, 2nd mile I don’t remember anything remarkable and I ran it in 12 min or so. The 3rd mile you have to climb up what you ran down in the 1st mile and it took me 15 min. Take what you will from that. So here is the elevation. My watch upload messed up and I need to try and re upload it to see if that will fix it.
We set out and from the beginning my hamstring was being a pain. Not a horrible, terrible, I can’t run pain but it was still there. We did the first mile cautiously at 11:14 so not too shabby. took a quick walk up a short hill and then we carried on. walked on a steep incline to the turnaround and that’s pretty much when my consistent running fell apart.
After that, I would run a little/walk a little. I did keep going when my friend needed to walk in my attempt to beat my time from last year. But I saw pretty close to the finish that a new PR for this race was not happening with my leg being this way. It was what it was and I ran it smart to not hurt myself more. I am a little disappointed that I was slower than last year but until I get my leg to completely heal and/or make myself stronger in my core and hip area I will have to deal with it. So I’m working on that.
Well as each of us finished, they turned back and walked the course until you found the next person from our group. It makes you feel great when your friends come find you and run the rest of the route with you.
So we all got done and headed inside to get Biscuits!!!! I am gluten intolerant (i.e. it gives me a bad stomach ache and other things) but these were so worth it. 🙂
Awards!!! oh boy did we rack up!!
4 – 1st place AG awards, 2- 2nd place AG awards and 1 – 3rd place (me) plus Ms. Lindsey (3rd from the right) was the 3rd overall female to cross the finish line!!! Go Girl!!! Also we had two ladies (one picture up from the overall shot) who had never won an age group award until this race!!!
We loaded up and may Lindsey smuggled some extra apples just because she could
We finally decided it was time to go, but we did make a pit stop at a local flee market/farmers market. Not a whole lot going on but several of us had the best sherbert!!! sorry no pictures, Lindsey forbade us from fb from the market and then we ate the sorbet.
We had lots of fun and now want to find more small races to go do!!!
Ok, Trim Healthy Mama!!!
I got my book a week ago. Still trying to figure out what all I’m suppose to do. This plan has a little bit of a learning curve but I did do a great thing to my book. I cut it apart. Seriously!!! I took it to Office Depot and had them cut the binding off so I could take the recipe section out. Then had her spiral bound it back together. Then I put the recipe section in plastic page protectors and put it in a 3 ring binder. I can now add more stuff to the recipes as I find them.
Now it doesn’t seem so huge and overwhelming. I can carry the smaller book and read the plan and addition info much easier. plus it’s easier to read one handed or lay open to look at something or reference in the recipes!!! I love that!! Hopefully I’m through enough of it that I can start trying to plan my meals following the plan on Monday.