Saturday, September 27, 2008

TWENTY EIGHT:FORTY




So this morning my cute skinny butt neighbor Kristin and I ran the "Mikes Mad Dash To Beat Cancer" 5K.

The little stink beat me. Oh to be a 20 something year old again. :0) Okay, I'll at least blame it on the fact that I'm closer to 40 than she probably is to 30. (We won't mention that I truly am a pathetically slow runner, although I did do a 9:16 mile, or something like that!)

I did come in at 28 minutes and 40 seconds (give or take a few seconds), so I made my goal of running without stopping and finishing before 30 min. And it made me feel good when some dude came up afterwards and said that I was the one that kept him going. Wow! I've never been motivation for someone elses running before. Or at least not that I've ever been made aware of! I just feel bad for the fellow that he had to stare at my jiggly cottage cheese legs the whole time.

I love running for great causes, and I love that I was able to do it with Kristin. She's such a great neighbor! Didn't love that I forgot an elastic to pull back my hair though!

Next run....1/2 marathon in Nov! I guess I'd best get training properly since I feel like the 5K today was every bit as difficult as my 1/2!

Oh and by the way...I did a random drawing to find out who gets the WRMK Nonsense goods and Becky T...it's you sistah! I *think* I have your address somewhere, but if I can't find it I'll email ya!

12 comments:

Sheryl said...

Congrats on your inspiring run Kristy - and on how slim you look too - must be nice to have all that hard work pay off!

Suzanne said...

all i can say is you go girl! proud of ya!

Beth said...

You go girlwith your skinny butt self & your cute little running outfit! Glad you have a neighbor that you can run with.

And big Congrats to Becky T. on being drawn for the WRMK goods! Lucky girl!

Becky T said...

Oh Kristy! I love ya to death, girl. You always make me laugh when you write about your adventures! Way to go on the 5k. I am constantly inspired by you and I have got to get my butt back on the treadmill myself. I was originally thinking a 5k by the first weekend in Nov, but I don't think it'll be happenin' at this pace. Wish I could run with you so you'd keep me going!! You are awesome!

And what a surprise to win your drawing. I must say you are my good luck charm...as I have won a stash or two from you before, yippee!! And speaking of drawings...you better make your way on over to my blog as I've got something I'm giving away too. :) Thanks, my friend and keep on runnin'!

Jen Gallacher said...

You did AWESOME!! You inspire me all the time. :)

Vicki said...

Congrats to you, Kristy! You did good, girl! That is a great pic of you too. I can't believe how fast your hair grows! And the tribute to your dad...that is the best ever!

Jana said...

woo hoo Kristy! I'm proud of you girl. Even though I'm a big fatty who hates to run! (psst...I get a little jealous I hate it so much, sometimes I just want to like it and do it, although I know you don't love it.)

And you do inspire me in more ways than you know. I know you KWIM!!!

Shellieh said...

You go girl! and you do not have cottage cheese legs! not. you look great--except your hair is getting a bit long for you. :D

Mer said...

That's terrific! You look AMAZING too...maybe I can make myself run if I know I'll look that good??

Congrats on the time...WTG!!

some kind of wonderful said...

you go strut your sexy self girl!

Jennifer said...

28 min!! That is awesome! I ran cross country in HS and I think my best time was like 23 when I was 16, weighed nothing and in my prime. I'm ashamed to say my last 5k time aloud. You look so great and I love the cute running outfit photos. Runners World cover here you come!! After this baby I want in to the running club with you and Kristen.

G.Ma said...

Kristy,
I am ever so proud of you keep up the good work!