I arrived at Curves right at 6:30 to pick up my new friends Deb and Wendy. I talked up this race a lot and hoped they'd sign up for it. I met Deb and Wendy in my Zumba class at Curves.
The weather was a cool 68 degrees, but had humidity of at least 80% so I was sure running in this would be hot.
My stats were these: Time 30:16 with a 9:44 mile pace. Placed 3rd of 12 in my age group of 30-39. Overall I placed 30th of 68 runners. I was 12th of 41 females.
This was a flat course so I'm not sure why my time was even close to 30 minutes. I ran the entire way and felt that I was going fast, so I expected a 28 something time as in other races. I am super happy that I finished 3rd in my age group, and received a medal for my efforts, that was fun!
Many of my friends were at this race today so there are lots of pictures to enjoy.
|The front of the shirt. I like this shirt a lot so I'll wear it with pride!|
|The back of the shirt. This will be great for advertising organ donation. I am an organ donor and proud of it!|
|Deb and Wendy about an hour before the race.|
|From Left to Right Wendy, Me, Stephany, Amber and Deb.|
|All of us being silly. I'm pretty sure I have bunny ears behind my head from Wendy.|
|To my surprise Bella (the little girl I watched for 3 years) and her parents were both at the race. This is a picture of Janeen (Bella's Mom) Bella and Me.|
|Amber running in for the finish. Stephany and I were yelling for her.|
|Amber again right at the time clock. This is only her 2nd 5K.|
|After the race I met up with another friend Jennie. From Left to Right Jennie, Stephany, Me and Amber.|
|Wendy and Deb walking in to the finish.|
|We were all yelling for them, then Deb and Wendy started running. Both of them finished under an hour!|
|Super cool Praying Mantis on the wall of the North Liberty Recreation Center posing for a picture.|
|Coolest thing ever happened. Stephany placed 2nd in her age group of 20-29. Jennie placed 2nd Overall Female and I placed 3rd in my age group of 30-39. Here we are posing with our medals.|
|A close up of the front of the medal. It's really neat looking and kinda heavy.|
|My race number.|
|The back of my medal.|