Thursday, November 22, 2012

Turkey Trot 5k

I've never been a runner.  I've always thought it was boring!  Also I've never really admired runners*' bodies- they just don't have as enviable physiques as yogis generally.  But I thought what the heck, it might be fun with a buddy.  And it IS! That's the secret, running and chatting with a friend.

running buddy


We started running 3-4 miles a couple of times a week in the park.  I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it and how it really wasn't as difficult as I was expecting- I guess hot yoga counts as a cardio workout!  Also, you can still wear lululemon.

running trail at the park


 I signed up for my first 5k since I was 16 years old.  My goal was to run the race in under 30 minutes.  My brother and his friend ran the race as well as 1100 other people.

such a merry party
 I was so nervous but I did some pigeon poses, chugged a Vega, and (ugh) even managed to choke down some really terrible tasting aspartame (ugh!) laced caffeine gum before lining up at the start line.  Also I made sure to listen to listen to this song from space jam ten times in a row to get me #stoked

DID I MEET MY GOAL AND RUN IT UNDER 30 MIN???

YES  

My chip time was 27:28!  Not too shabby, huh?  Anyways the experience was enough that I signed up for a HALF-MARATHON in April and I've resolved to run at least one race a month until then.


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Gotta outrun those zombies and tweakers if TSHTF right?



*distance runners that is, sprinters look goooooood

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