Clay approaching the finish line
Jimmy approaching the finish line.
That bird was in the way of my picture taking!
Jimmy set a PR for a 10K--44:38. We are all so proud of him!
The weather was perfect for running! This race had about 1000 participants, and it used a new kind of chip timing....a strip affixed to the back of the race number.
Jimmy and Julie after the race.
Jimmy ran 5 or 6 more miles (I can't remember) after the race. He had to get in an 11 or 12 mile run for his current marathon training. While he ran, we enjoyed post-race refreshments and entertainment from the live band.
Sam and Clay hanging around after the race
Sam trying to smell what is left of my hair!
I got most of it cut off!
Clay and Julie listening to the band
Olivia with her award
Julie with her award
Clay with his award
We weren't sure if Jimmy won an award of not....they had some issues with the race results.....I think some of the runners who had registered for the 10K, actually decided to run the 5K, and when they crossed the finish line, it messed up the official race results.
Anyway, the award for Jimmy was setting a PR! Personal satisfaction is better than a trophy any day!
Five weeks from tomorrow is my marathon! Panic!
Well, not really panic yet, but I am getting a little bit nervous. Yesterday Lynn and I did our 20 mile run, and I felt surprisingly ok. In fact, I felt pretty good all day until about 5:00 PM. Then I just crashed, and made it the best I could until bedtime. Running these total miles per week and running these long runs (and the medium runs which are 9-11 miles) each week are making me physically tired. Lynn and I have an 18, 22, 17, and 15 mile long run left, and then the big event!
I hope we survive!