Tuesday, September 11, 2012

IronGirl 5K

This year I ran the IronGirl 5K with Julie and her daughter. I had 5 miles on my 3-day walk training plan so I started my watch as soon as we got out of the car. The 3-day coaches have stressed that just being on your feet and walking will help you prepare for the event. I figured walk, run, walk was on the plan for today.

Saturday night Sean and I had a date night. We went out to Earls in Bellevue and then to a movie. Staying up late the night before a race, even a 5K is not the best choice. Before bed I laid out all my clothing so I wouldn't even have to think when I got up. I was out the door by 6:30am and wishing I was still in bed.

A little sparkle to make the morning brighter
I picked them up and we head to GreenLake. We were slackers and didn't pick up our race packets until the day of, so I got some extra mileage in just running our stuff back to the cars.

They forgot to tell me they would be matching, but I will tell you it is easy to keep track of the two people you are running with if they are wearing the same thing. The IronGirl event is pretty crowded. Not because it is big, I am not sure of the total number of runners - but  because the course is pretty cramped. I really like 5Ks are GreenLake but you are guaranteed congestion.

We did a run/walk combo the entire race letting Alli set the pace. Our goal was to beat August 5K time and we did, mission accomplished.  This event is one of the better women's events I have been to. They have great medals, great post race food and great prizes for winners. There are women of all ages from 5 year olds to 95 year olds who come out to this event.

If you are in the Seattle area I deem this a must do event. This is my second year attending this event and I plan to be back next year.

One of my goals this year was to participate in 12 races. This makes number 11 in the books - and more are being added to the schedule as you read this.

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  1. We had such a fun morning with you! You are awesome, Jen!

  2. 12 races...11 down...awesome!!

  3. Hope you guys had a fun time on your date!

  4. Love the sparkle! I bet you will do more than 11 races if you keep this up :)

  5. Great job, Jen! Love the sparkle :)

  6. Cute outfit! I had a gray sparkly headband and a gunmetal Team Sparkle skirt :) I can't believe I didn't see you-- I was looking out for other sparkle skirts. Awesome job on your 11th race!

  7. Way to knock out your goals!