I know you've all been eagerly awaiting information about the New Years Day 5K I took part in. It was phenomenal and my Mom got to see me race for the first time! (yes, I was a late running bloomer).
Apparently, it's always super cold (and sometimes icy) on New Years in Salida, CO. This stopped few people. I estimate between 30-55 showed up for this walk/run. Though I intended to run the whole time, more runners than I expected show up! The winner did it in less than 20 minutes (3.2 miles in under 20 minutes? yeah right! I estimated my time as 40 minutes, but came in @ 36min 19 sec). It was fun-I ran into one of Josiah's speech therapists, so we paced each other (hence my earier time, lol). Sure, there were opportunities to slip and fall on the packed snow & ice, but we made it through without a single mishap (I did lick the stop sign pole at the top of the hill. I had to-I was dared).
This was my first NYD5K, and they encouraged costume participation. I was undecided between my BlondieChell costume (seen in pics) and my bearded hat. BlondieChell won. While we were running though (even though it was 10 a.m.) I wished I had gone with the beareded hat-it was *that* cold!
|The contestants...You can't see me because of tall people...|
Here's a short clip of me running at the end of the race!
Yay! I did it! Sure, my time was a bit slower than the 5K I did during the summer, but it was also super cold out, so, I think it balances out! Next year, the crocheted beard will make an appearance for sure! Thanks for staying tuned!