Sunday, July 5, 2009

Just A Quick WHOO-HOO!

Recently I've been toying with the idea of running another 5K race. The last one I ran was mostly for fun, since I had never run one before, and there were no prizes, except for the satisfaction of finishing it. My time in that race (in May) was 40 minutes and 59 seconds. Not great, I know, as far as 5K standards for real runners, but for me, that was really good. The race I've been thinking about running is a "real" race, with age groups and prizes and everything. So I've been practicing. The route for the race is posted online so I tried it out today (although I think I may have run it backwards) and I ran it in 31 minutes and 52 seconds! I was really excited about knocking more than 9 minutes off of my previous time, and also excited that I didn't puke on the finish line. :) The race isn't for another couple weeks so I'm hoping to reduce my time by a few more minutes. I'll let you know how it goes. WHOO-HOO!!

4 comments:

Roundballnz said...

Go for it ....

Vicki said...

Great stuff Abby! 9 minutes is awesome :)
Good luck with it, can't wait to hear how you do.
Vicki

Fred said...

Hey "Rocket"!
Sounds exciting! I agree with Alex...GO GIRL! "Rock it"!

[Love the fact that one of your label topics is "vomiting"...]

Gotta go fire up the grill now...(lol)

F.

Abby said...

LOL, Fred. Yeah, I try to throw in a little vomiting wherever I can just so I can use that label. :)