Sunday, June 14, 2009

Orem Firefighters 5K

Completely disregarding my pulled calf muscle and gimpy knee, I ran my first 5K of the year on Saturday morning. My injuries aside I actually did pretty well; the key was pacing myself and not caring if a bunch of people passed me. I just kept a steady stride and was able to run the whole race without injuring myself any further or getting a side stitch (something I get almost every time I run). The weather was great - it rained a bit at the beginning of the run and stayed overcast the rest of the time - keeping the sun out of my eyes and the temperatures cool. I finished with a time of 35:10, the best time I've had for a 5K so far.

The best part of the morning came after the run when they raffled off prizes donated by their sponsors. Most of them were small - water bottles, backpacks, helmets, flashlights, and a few small dome tents. They got down to the last prizes and they were a lot bigger - the biggest of which came at the very end. Up to that point I hadn't won anything, and I leaned over to the lady next to me and told her that I've never won anything in a raffle after a race, but I always stay for the whole thing just in case. Well it was a good thing I did because I won the last prize - a large Grizzly two-person sleeping bag that retails for $160! I'm still so excited that I won it. We'll definitely be putting it to good use this summer.

It was a great morning and I'm looking forward to doing more races this summer. My next race is the Freedom Festival 5K in Provo on the fourth of July. I can't wait!


Nicole said...

That is the best to win something! Especially since you've been wanting to get camping gear stuff. Good on ya!

Nicole said...

i like the new look of your blog. How did you do that? Fill me in.

Amy Jo said...

Way to go on winning the sleeping bag and running! You rock!

Lindz said...

Congrats. That is so amazing, you even did it injured. You are an inspiration. really.
You are so lucky you even won the sleeping bag, i know you wanted. yay.