Sunday, December 09, 2007
amazing race part 2 of ?
my teeth look AWESOME!!!
Don't I look super hot when I run?
Me and my boy .com
Renee trained me well!!
This morning I ran my second of this 2007 holiday season with my old friend & trainer Renee and my new friend and fellow Nikon shooter Mike! Christopher Martin's 5K race in New Haven was outstanding- in so many ways- great energy, a super flat course, hilarious costumes and at the end? FREE BEER!!! Can't really get too much better than that. So, I had some lofty goals going into this race after the Branford 5K- I wanted to shave off some time on my pace. I had run a 12:59 mile pace on Thanksgiving and so my goal for this one was 12:30. Well, I totally met and passed my goal!! You'll have to watch the slide show to see what it was but I still can't believe I did it!!
My buddy Stevedepino.com ran this one as well but since he is light years faster than me he ran with his friends and got a killer time under his belt. We are now researching our next 5K and have plans to run a 10K in the spring. You can bet your sweet cheeks there will be a serious C 10 ike shirt made up special for that race!!
In preparing for this race Renee helped me come up with some training goals for myself for the 2 weeks in between races- 3 days of running mixed with 3 days of lifting and mild cardio with one day off. The second week we added one nutritional goal into the mix, nothing crazy but something manageable to help me keep up the weight loss. So far so good- I am due for a weigh-in next week, so we'll see what's going on there!
I have to say I got a little psyched out today- but I kept coming up with mini goals like pass that 100 year old man or that 4 year old child, nothing fancy. Mostly I just kept moving forward and tried to step it up. Mike joined us today kind of spur of the moment and he did great! He even sent me a motivational text during the race! It made me laugh out loud.
I am off to shower up, I decided to make and post this slide show before and now I am offending myself! :)
Thanks Justin for the awesome shots!!