HA! See what I did there? I think this is the first time I use the name of the blog as the name of a post. Cheesy? Of course.
Well anyway, I finally signed up for some races for 2011. I have a cold right now so no running. Hopefully in a week, I will finally start running a mile or two here and there.
I know you are on the edge of your seat to see what races I’m planning to do:
May 7 – Cinco De Miler – registered
May 28 – Soldier Field 10 Mile – registered
August 14 – Chicago Rock N Roll Half Marathon – need to register on Feb. 28
October 15 – Pumpkins In the Park 5K – not open
October 29 – Carrera De Los Muertos 5K – not open
November 5 – Hot Chocolate 5K – registered
I feel like I need to add a few 5K here and there. But really, I need to start running. Hopefully once I feel better and the weather stays above freezing, I will start. Really. I promise.
Yes, it is that time of year. I just signed up for the Shamrock Shuffle that takes place on March 29. I have two months and half to train for it. I know I can do it. I just need to get some motivation. =)
Eric and I signed up to run the Run For The Zoo 2008 race for today. I decided that this was my last running race. I am 17 weeks along and even if my doctor says it is okay, I think it is better to stop now. I don’t want any problems later. If I decide to signed up for any more races, I will be doing the walks verses the runs.
Well, back to the race. It was a beautiful day at the lake front. It was probably in the low 70’s, sunny and a slight wind. We waited for the majority of the runners to go first because of the stoller. We did not want to run over anyone with that. Soon, Eric and Diego left my side. It was fine because I knew I was just going to home Eric back. I stopped twice: at the first and third water stations. I think stopping the second time added a couple of minutes to my time but I really need to rest and get some water in my system. After that, I just ran all the way to the finish line. I was so happy to see Eric and Diego waiting for me. We got some water, Gatorade, bagels and bananas. It was good to eat something.
Then we waited for Diego’s run. I had signed him up for the Gorilla Gallop. He did a few practice runs with Eric. Unfortunately, it was chaos when the run actually started. The had all the under 4 kids go first. Bad idea. I think they should have separated those kids as well. Under 2 and 3-4 should have been fine but no. Once that race started, there was a stampede. Kids fell, kids got scared, etc, etc. Then when they returned to the finish line, parents couldn’t find their children. It was just chaos. I couldn’t even take a picture of Diego because he just got lost in the sea of kids. But Eric found him and Diego got his medal. He was very happy and I guess that is what matters in the end.
So, I just looked up our times. My time was 40:48. Eric’s time was 36:42 which is really good considering he was pushing Diego on the stroller.
I guess, my racing season is over for now. Until next year.
I ran the Corporate Challenge today. 3.5 miles in 41:21. Not bad for being almost 16 weeks along. Last year, I ran this race in 35 plus minutes so it is not bad. I ran the first two miles non-stop and then I walked for about 1:30 min. Then I started running again and stopped when I saw the water station. Once I finished my drink, I ran all the way to the end. I am not a fast runner at all to begin with so my running was more like a slow jog. I am very proud of myself.
Afterward, we went to the company’s tent to eat some delicious pizza. Then we went home. Night, night!
Well, I did it. I signed up for the Soldier Field 10 Mile Race. Eric is a little apprehensive about this because we would be arriving from Mexico the weekend before. I don’t think it will be such a problem. I will just keep running before we leave and I will run after we arrive. I will just have to run slow, right?