New 5k PR & Cupcakes!

16 May

I admit:  I’m a loser who forgot to take her camera to the 5k yesterday morning.  Massive blog failure, I know.  I’m counting on 1st Place Sports to post some pictures on their Facebook.  As soon as they do, I’ll post ’em here.

Marty’s Run 5k was pretty much a sure-thing PR.  I’ve only actually run in two 5ks before:  the first being a massive disaster and the second as a support system for a friend.  I didn’t really “race” either of them, so I don’t really have a PR.  I needed a stepping stone.  Basically, I wanted this race to be my running report card.

I knew I was screwed when I hadn’t even started running and I was ready to sweat.  The humidity was insane, and I prefer to drink my water, not breathe it.  The gun went off, and I bolted across the start line at  a 9:30 pace.  I checked my Garmin and knowing I couldn’t sustain that, I tried to slow myself down.  My pace just kept creeping down to an unsustainable level.  I had such a hard time slowing myself down and controlling my pace.  I was drenched in sweat by the first mile.  Not good.

The next two miles were more torturous, overly hot fun.  I slowed down a bit, and even stopped to take a quick walk break.  When I turned the corner and saw the finish line a tenth of a mile away, I sprinted.  My short little legs somehow got down to a 6:56 pace (?!?!?!).  Crazy fast, I know.  I could hear Brandon cheering me on, and I was so.ready. to be done.  My official race time was 34:13 (an 11:02 pace).

The whole thing just made me wonder:  How on EARTH did I EVER run a half marathon?! I have got to get my distance mojo back before the end of the summer and the beginning of race season.

Last night, we headed over to Ashlee’s for her birthday BBQ.  Her cupcake display was unreal:

She baked every single one of those herself, and they were AMAZING.  Brandon and I split the Mojito, Irish Carbomb, Mudslide and Limoncello ones.  That girl can BAKE!

We ate some delicious turkey burgers, Ashlee’s homemade mac and cheese, and nibbed on her spread of hummus, pita chips, pretzel sticks, tomato-mozzarella-tortellini kabobs, and veggies.  We drank beer, played cornhole (I was totally clutch by the way) and had an overall great evening!  Thanks for having us and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ash!

Just a heads up, if you’re in the market for a Garmin Forerunner, they’re on sale at Amazon for $125 this weekend!
Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver With Heart Rate Monitor

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


7 Responses to “New 5k PR & Cupcakes!”

  1. Ashley May 16, 2010 at 10:44 am #

    Congrats on the PR! It was so nice to see you and meet Brandon!

  2. Ashley May 16, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    Congrats on the PR!

    Ashlee’s birthday looked amazing. I want some of her cupcakes!

  3. Jen May 16, 2010 at 8:19 pm #

    You sound like me. I ran a 1/2 last year and this year I can’t run. I ran 4 miles straight a few months back and that is as good as it has gotten. It has got to get better, right? Good luck!

    • mrsdevonk May 17, 2010 at 10:32 am #

      I’ve actually been hearing this a lot… So it kind of makes me feel better. We did it once, we can do it again, right? Right?!

  4. ash May 16, 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    my first 5k where i ran as best i could (and was super hot) was around 34 minutes… definitely a good starting point. it’s been fun to be able to get it down a minute or two each time! and yes, i ran at 6:15 am saturday and it was already so hot, so i knew you’d be dying at 8:30 😦 i’m so glad you guys came to my party!!

    • mrsdevonk May 17, 2010 at 10:31 am #

      We had a great time. Thanks for having us!

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