|My first ever timing chip (Bailey wanted to wear it, apparently)|
|Is it just me, or does that say "Iran Fiesta"??|
I was getting all my stuff ready before my sister picked me up, and I have to be honest here - I could not figure out how to put the damn timing chip on. Seriously! What a dweeb, huh? I finally figured it out:
We got to the event venue and hung out with the rest of the crowd, watching the marathon runners in amazement, figuring they had probably already run a 5k as a warm up by the time we got there. I was bundled up and shivering, and they were out running in, as I called it, "a pair of short shorts, a string, and a glove". Seriously, these folks are a different breed altogether!
It was REALLY chilly as we were standing around waiting to start. I took some shots of folks waiting at the start line:
We got someone to take a pic of the three of us before we started:
Then this goofy guy was wandering around, so my sis and I had our pics taken with him:
|Why is he drinking in MY pic?? Do I have that effect on people or what?|
We got someone to take a shot of us with our finisher's medals (my first one EVER!), then hung out for a bit before deciding to head home and get un-chilled.
|Proud and happy finishers!|
I finished in 54:30.0 according to the official timekeeper, and I'm using that as my base time since it's really the only official 5k time I have. Hopefully next race will be a PR!
|My first EVER medal and the gloves and ear warmer that saved my bacon ;-)|
We've decided to try and do a 5k every month until we get around to this Fiesta thing again, which we are hoping to be able to run next year. It's fun to have goals!