23 March 2009

Shamrock 8k

  • on Saturday morning I ran in the Shamrock 8k
  • I completed the race in 57 minutes
  • to some people running 4.97  miles is not a big deal; I however hate running, and by 'hate' I mean 'really really hate'
  • ... additionally I can't stand cold weather, and it was freezing Saturday morning
  • while I am at it, I am not a fan of being up really early ( i.e. 5:00am) on a Saturday
  • I really don't know what I was thinking by signing up for this torture
  • however, I really enjoyed it ... the whole experience.
  • the running world is the subculture that I did not know existed until this weekend
  • seriously, who really enjoys running? - NOT ME
  • when I went to pick up my race packet on Friday I felt like a fish out of water
  • it seemed like everyone there was in really good shape and knew exactly where to go, not to mention my mom (who I dragged there with me because apparently I'm like a 7 year old) kept saying things like, "wow, there's no fat people here; look like you know what's going on; are all of these people going to be in the race?"
  • ugh
  • after surviving that, I arrived bright and early for the race Saturday morning with my mom and brother ... who were kind enough to come and support me
  • we were able to cruise right into the closest parking garage and get me to the starting area in time
  • and then I ran 4.97 miles, and it ended up not being the Bataan Death March that I had built it up to be in my head
  • I collected my medal, goody bag, and a bottle of water, and we were on the way home by around 10:15a.m. 
  • the whole thing was really overwhelming for me ... I was definitely out of my comfort zone, and when I finished running, I really felt a great sense of accomplishment

1 comment:

  1. good job and well come to the under world