Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
This morning mom and I got up and ran the Victoria Park 5K. I ordinarily avoid small races like the plaque...I hate feeling like a snail! But its not too bad when its just a 5K :-)
The race winds through a local neighborhood and around a lake, so while there is no castle and no princesses, it is definitely scenic! I finished in 43:23, which came out to just under a 14 minute mile pace. Slow!! I think maybe 10 people max finished after me (I am not sure how many people were actually running...I registered there, so I have one of the higher numbers, but I seriously do not feel like there were 1200 people there...weird). In fact, right at the finish line a lady passed me and she was wearing Crocs! She did not even have on running shoes! At least it took her the entire 3 miles to catch me :-)
But the good news is that I kept my intervals the entire race, and even added on some extra running here and there because I felt like my run time was too short. And it was faster than my morning training runs, and faster than every other 5K I have run...so lots of good! Oh and my Garmin actually decided to work through the entire race :-) So this makes me very excited to jump the run time up come Tuesday!
I am now free to enjoy my green beer without guilt!! Or rather I can probably guiltlessly enjoy about 4 sips it, but hey I will take it!