All dressed up and ready to celebrate 2011
Momma and her girls watching the fireworks
On NY day they have a 5 mile "Hangover Handicap" race in CDA. I have always wanted to run, but never have been able to get out of bed in time to make the trek. This year I made it! After 4 hours of sleep I rolled out of bed, ate some oatmeal and consumed an insane amount of coffee before heading out the door. My plan was to use the 5 miles as a tempo run. I got to CDA and ran 7 miles, getting done just in time to make it to the race start. It was COLD!!!! I didn't feel much of my feet for the whole race. I wanted to run at least 7:00 min miles, finishing in 35 minutes. Instead I finished in 34 minutes flat 6:47/mile. I was the 3rd female and 23rd overall out of 575 participants. The best part about beating a lot of men was that they got beat by the girl in a skirt that they tried to block out at the starting line. Ha! Take that!
I woke up my hubby so he could take a picture of me :-) I am sporting the running skirt that I made...I thought it looked festive enough for NY day.
The rest of Sunday was spent on my couch...reading and working on a new scarf. My husband did drag me off of the couch long enough to get dinner at Qdoba. How can I say no to that?! On the way home he asked me what my time had been in the race. I said 34 minutes....his eyes got really big and then he said "so you like ran 6:40/miles???!!!". Yep, yep I did!
Questions for you:
What did you do on NYE?
Did anyone else participate in a New Year's Day run?
Does anyone else love Qdoba as much as me (I eat there at least 1x per week, sometimes 2x)?