Saturday, June 14, 2008

Break the Silence 5k

This morning, my sister Jillian and I ran in a 5k at BYU, to "Break the silence" of pornography and domestic abuse, or, to just run a race, one of those. It was definitely not a super race, where you feel all pumped and excited. It was actually kind of weird... we were all lined up at the starting line, like 5 minutes before it was supposed to start, and this chick is reading stuff about pornography and domestic abuse, and all of the sudden, with no warning, we hear the starting horn, and we're like, "oh, ok, I guess we run now". No, "ready, set..." or "on your marks, get set..." or even "are you ready?"... it was weird. But, it was free, so we can't complain too much. The course was good though, and we actually did pretty darn well, if I do say so myself. I was a little bummed, because we came in one minute, 25 seconds, later than my goal time, but I still think we did awesome, considering that there was a fatty hill in the middle of it (we went East on Stadium drive from Canyon), you know the one Whitney. You would have been so proud of us. As I recall, during our last training, we frequently had to walk on that hill (not because of Whit, because of me), but Jill and I were cruisin'. We came in at 29:25, which means I shaved 5 minutes off of my last 5k time, which I was really happy about... progress! My training so far, has been going so great, and I am really enjoying myself, which really is the most important thing.


Julia said...

k, great PR!! way to go. 5 minutes off your last time! awesome.

Runner Mama Parker said...

CONGRATS! Any improvement is always reason to celebrate! You have a beautiful family by the way--even more reason to celebrate. You're awesome.