Saturday, July 19, 2008

Mashpee Woodlands 5K


77 out of 89.
That is where I finished in todays 5K. It was tough. It was steaming HOT and most of us looked like this guy throughout the race - Sweating to the oldies. My Ipod didn't work so it was just me listening to my labored breath.
For some reason this time I was pretty stressed out about the race. I have been eating well but could have been better rested if there were more hours in the day. When I got to the sign up area they were loading runners up on buses to get to the starting point. I decided to just sit and try to calm down. Why all this stress?? I have run these before. I just want to survive it right?
It is because I am getting increasingly stressed about the Falmouth Road Race. I am biting off more than I can chew. After todays race I still have a dull headache and the race was 13 hrs ago. I am starting to feel the seriousness of the race. I mean they have an ambulance on site to carry away fools like me who think they are runners.
My number is F3104 - Meaning I am one of 1000's of runners not just 50-100 people. I don't belong there.
I should just go back to walking. I need way more training and 3 weeks isn't enough. I need more engine strength than I have.

6 comments:

chellamac said...

I'm telling you...liquid crack in the funnel hats. We're trying...no excuses!

Melting Mama said...

Running, today? You needed crack. Good job woman. You did it. When is your Falmouth Race?

Gia's Spot said...

Great job, Jenn!!

Perplexed said...

Hey, You are doing it! You look fabulous and are getting healthier with each stride. You of ALL people can do it. You ran the 5K on one of the most difficult (weather) days.
We have faith in you/ Have faith in your self.

Barry said...

This is unacceptable! You rock and we all know it. You're a runner, dammit. And I hope to be someday too, with your guidance and support.

bonnie said...

So wog it then.....you can do it.

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40