A while ago I signed up for the Outriggers by the Bay 5K in Kemah TX. We raced today and I was soooo tired at the end of it. Two months ago at my Astros 5K I ran it with no problem, but today it was so hot and muggy that it was horrible! I didn’t run the entire time like I did my last race, but I haven’t been running every morning like I used to. I was doing great until the second water station where I stopped to drink. After stopping I just felt so drained and could not focus. I walked about 1/2 a mile after the second drink station and then started jogging again. Would there be no end in sight? Finally, after I took another walk break a woman that was running said "Don't stop! You are doing so great. Only a 1/2 mile to go." That is the push and the mental boost I needed to run as fast as I could.
Here are some pics!
Here are some pics!
On Friday after work I picked up my race packet at On the Run in Clearlake.
I picked up my packet, and my friend Michelle’s packet.
Outriggers is an oyster bar and grill in Seabrook where the 5K was held. My friend’s dad actually owns it! (but I didn’t see him)
The racers! Me, Michelle and Armando
Me and Michelle (Michelle is one of my friends from high school.)
Me and Armando (Armando is one of my friends that I met in college at SFA, he lives in Lufkin, TX. He works nights so he got off work at 3:50 am, went home and took a shower and drove straight here for the race. That’s dedication!
I got my chip for my shoe and I’m ready to go.
At the finish line
After the race we wanted a place to sit and rest but inside Outriggers was way to crowded so we sat on the bridge. We were tired.
My official time was: 36:27.5 which means this is MY PERSONAL RECORD FOR A 5K since I beat my last 5K (Astros-37:13.1) by .86!! (LOL, sad that it was only that much but whatever-I still beat it!)
Not great, but I am slow! I will build up my speed, but right now my goal is to just do a few races in preparation for my half marathon in December.