As I’ve mentioned before, I really, really enjoy running in 5K races.
I really enjoy running anyway, but it’s way more fun to do it with a couple hundred other people and to get a free T-shirt and some bagel halves out of the bargain.
It’s also a good way to see how I’m coming with my running and to gauge whether I’ve truly gotten any faster, particularly if the races are on the same course.
So Saturday I signed up for The Carying Place 5K, basically just because I wanted to run and it was at WakeMed Soccer Park, which is convenient for everyone.
And look who came in second in her age group:
I was actually pretty upset when I crossed the finish line because my un-timed guess at my last 5K led me to believe I would be much, much faster. Since I ran pretty much as fast as I could this race, I’m thinking that I must have really messed up my estimation at that last race and that this weekend was a far more accurate representation of my running abilities.
Also I’m thinking that MapMyRun is a liar and the GPS tracking is off, but that’s a rant for another post.
But I’m pretty stoked that I came in second in my age group! We didn’t stay for the awards because it would have been close to another hour before they presented them and I didn’t think I had won anything anyway and I was starving to death and wanted breakfast.
I hope they mail me a ribbon though. That would be awesome.