Saturday, September 29, 2012

My First 10K!

I am so proud of myself!  Today I ran my first 10K!  It was part of the Wild Hog Grand Forks Half MarathonWild Hog is a restaurant in Grand Forks that was main sponsor of the race.  The specialize in barbeque type food.  This was the inaugural event that includes a half marathon, 10K, and 5K.  The race course took us through residential neighborhoods in the southend of Grand Forks.

My goal was to finish in an hour and fifteen minutes.  I figured that if I can do a 5K in 33 and half minutes, that would be double and a little more.  I am proud to say I beat my goal!  I finished in one hour, 6 minutes and 10 seconds!

This is the front view of the medal I received.
This is the back view of the medal.  Check out the fork in the pig's butt! 
This is me after I got back to my parent's house about an hour after the race.

At 34 I ran my first 5K.  At 35 I ran my first 10K.  Will 36 bring a half marathon?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Suicide Prevention 5K Run/Walk

Tonight I participated in my first 5K in my new town.  The past few weeks have been crazy with moving and starting a new job.  It was nice to run.  The 5k was a fundraiser for the Lake Region Suicide Prevention Committee.  I am currently living with a friend until I can get into my own place and she was the chair of the event.  There was also a silent auction and free will offering soup supper.  They had amazing Knoephla soup!  There was not an official time to this race, but I timed myself with the stopwatch on my phone and I finished in 33 minutes and 31 seconds.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Tour de Forks 5K

Today was the Tour de Forks 5k to benefit Altru's Breast Cancer Coalition.  This is the second year I have ran this race.  My time was 33 minutes and 23 seconds.  This was only 31 seconds slower than my fastest time!  I was very happy with this time and it was perfect running weather.  Last year on the day of this race it was in the mid 80's--very hot!  I also won a door prize--a free movie ticket!