Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday 5K

This morning my alarm went of at 6AM and I looked at it like - what is going on. As I slowly woke up I remembered that I had a 5K to head to. I was doing the Shore Run/Walk 5K and because it was a race that involved being shuttled to the starting line I wanted to get there early. It doesn't help that I am early to almost everything, so after toasting 2 Eggo's, and loading them with Justin's Chocolate Almond Butter I hit the road. The day was turning out to be beautiful and I was thinking I had overdressed, but I was just going with it.

The view driving West across the 520 bridge at about 6:30AM

After finding a place to park and walking towards the shuttle bus.

We were shuttled to the starting line that was right on the water, this boat in the marina caught my attention.  

This person had a rather interesting running outfit on. It looked like a possible Tri - suit, but it had the styling of Tron.  He also had a rather nice shaved hair and pony tail combo. I probably shouldn't point him out as I am pretty sure he kicked my ass in the race.
Once all of the 5Kers were in the area of the starting line, the announced that this was a Gun timed race and there was not timing mat at the start. I was bummed as I had placed myself in line where I thought I should be for my pace and that ended up being a big mistake. It took me almost a minute after the gun start to get to the starting line.
 The race was along the Lake Washington waterfront with an awesome view and beautiful homes to look at along the way. The sun came out and was bright and warm.  

According to the official time - I finished it in 39:41, but I remember looking down when I crossed the finish line and I was in the 38 range.  I am also proud to say that I didn't finish last in my age group which is always my goal.  After walking through the block party and grabbing a piece of cheese pizza I walked back to my car to change into my flip flops and inspect my toe that felt like it had blister on it. No blister but lots of blood - one of my toenails, was digging into my other toe and causing a mess.

Once I was cleaned up I head for home. As soon as I walked in the door my daughter reminded me that I promised to take her swimming at the gym after my race.

How was your weekend? Are you always on time, early or always late?


  1. I'm like you, always early. Looks like a beautiful course to run through.

  2. I used to be very early, but have been working on it and now arrive on time or just a couple of minutes early.
    Ouch - your toe.
    Looks like a beautiful day and fun race. Great job!

  3. Congrats on a great race! I'm always way too early. Can't help it...I'm so afraid of being late. I was just lamenting the other day about how hard running is on my feet. :)

  4. I am one of those that arrives right in the middle. This could be due to hitting the snooze button. But I have never been late so that is good. Ouch on your toe. Hope swimming was fun.

    It looks like a good race. I was thinking of doing it and then realized I had a baby sitter issue. Hopefully next year I can.