Sunday, August 9, 2009

Falmouth Road Race

Yes, I ran. I thought " Why not?" This is gonna make or break me.

I had a number and I could walk, and walk I did. I had to walk a lot of the last 2 miles as I haven't officially run since my last 5K race in May.
After crossing the finish line I was quite disappointed with myself because I was so worn out and wanted to do better. Due to the staggered start all the clocks along the way were about 15 minutes more than my actual time so I looked at my own watch at start and finish to get an estimate until the Road Race published the actual times. I figure I was about 1hr 45 minutes.
Last night I was pleasantly surprised to see that my time had only increased about 8 minutes over last year.
2008 1:29:31
2009 1:37:29
My cheering section was just before the finish line with signs and yelling for Mom which was great. I crossed just after an 80 yr old man so they were reading his name and congratulating him-note his arm in the air.

Yes, that is always good for your confidence-AFTER the 80 yr old man. Oh well, I did it. Better luck next year.


Gia's Spot said...

Are you seriously bashing yourself for finishing after the 80 year old?? You are a nut.. YOU FINISHED... you did it, even knowing you werent prepared, better woman than I, miss!! Congratulations!

FBF said...

I am so proud of you, you are probably tired of hearing it. I am so sorry I missed you.

I am exhausted today, and wish I was not working.

See you at the next 5k!

Terri said...

I agree with Gia and FBF, I'm so proud of you that you ran the race! Which is a whole lot more than I can say for myself. I stood at the finish line thinking "'s getting hot", how pathetic is that?? All of you are inspiring me to reconsider by dislike of running 8>)

Mom said...

As I was laying on the beach towel next to your daughter, I have nothing but praise that you ran. I'm getting kudos for knowing someone ran and I can tell you everyone at my work is amazed. Good woman!!!!!Love, Mom

Arkansas Patti said...

I am still laughing about the 80 year old. I once had two 70 year olds blow past me and finish way ahead of me when I was in my early 50's. Ya just have to bow down to those marvels.
Congrats big time on your finish. Now you can rest up on your girls only trip. Have a wonderful time.

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
5/20/18 YPD Run to Remember 37.37 12:08