Sunday, August 19, 2012

Stryker Dundas Cactus 5k

The Medal!
Today I ran the Stryker Dundas Cactus5k.  What a fabulous race and morning!  I got to experience my hubby's first race ever.  He did a commendable 38:54 gun time, and 38:46 chip time. That is great for a virgin race, especially since he only started running June 3rd.  I'm very, very proud. Check out our post race after-glow:)
I should have fixed his medal before pictures!
My gal Beverly was out in full force.  She has been feeling like utter shite of late as there is a virus going through her house, but she ran and did a bitch'in job.  Made a new PR for herself...a sub 35 minute 5k.  She killed it!  I could see her about 50 meters ahead of me the whole way.  She's a real trooper!  Love this girl:)
Truly, she's sick. doesn't look it though...
'cos she just got a medal!
My race was very good.  I got a new PR.  36:09!!!!!!!!!!! That's 1:41 better than my last chip time. My goal was to do a sub 37 race and I delivered baby.  There was even a hill at the end thrown in for good measure.  No matter...I killed it!  I'm very happy with my result.  My next race is the Bright Run on September 8th.  It's not chip timed, but there is a medal.  I'll track with my Nike + Running App, and it will be unofficial, but we'll see if I can do a sub 36 for the next 5k.
Three running amigos:)
Again, my hubby's medal is killing me!
Yesterday, my running gal Pauline left to go back to Paris.  It was fabulous meeting her and I also met a young lady named Emiko from Japan through Pauline.  Emiko is returning to Japan next month.  Pauline will be missed.  She was a lovely young woman and I truly enjoyed meeting her and getting to know her better.  She has invited me and Beverly to Paris to run a race.  For me, that won't happen for a bit of time yet.  I need to save up for that!  But it would be tons of fun none the less.  Looking forward to it!

Pauline hosted a really lovely brunch the day she left.  She put a lot of work into it and I felt bad though...due to illness and other engagements, only my family was able to attend, and she made tons of food.  And I couldn't eat most of it!  My hubby made an admirable job of making a dent into the buffet she served.  I could only have a bit of fruit, some turkey, and tossed salad!  No worry though, hubby made off with a great doggy bag and Emiko is left with enough food for the rest of the week!  Au revoir Pauline!  My life is fuller because I met you:)
The delicious French spread Pauline made!

Me, Pauline and Emiko.
I have awesome people in my life.  I went to one of my very best girlfriend's baby daughter's first birthday yesterday.  Sharon is going to give my hubby a mountain bike to replace the one that was stolen.   What a fantastic thing to do for us.  Her hubby has two, and he's willing to part with one. They are fabulous, self-less people and have an adorable daughter to boot!  Very picture heavy post 'cos I have to include some shots of my hubby coming over the finish line!
Almost there!

Running across the finish line.
Way to crush it baby:)

9 comments:

  1. Congrats to all of you. Cool medals!!!

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  2. Wow...great bling. Great photos too! congrats on the PR.

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  3. That is fantastic! Congrats to you and your hubby! You guys are amazing. And having such wonderful, true friends is one of the true joys in life!

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  4. Big weekend for you!!! Congrats to you and your hubby for all of your fantastic accomplishments!!!

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  5. great medals...and holy cow--dont get offended but look how skinny you are...your legs are not even touching!!!! Awesome time on your run.

    Boy its sad to lose a friend especially when they move across the lilly pad!

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  6. Wahoo! What a fantastic weekend! Congrats to Hubby on his first race and super congrats to you for your sub 37 finish!!

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  7. Hey congratulations!! Pictures look really nice I wish I had a medal too =/

    Haha

    EMILIO!

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  8. Sounds like a great race, and weekend, overall! You look fantastic. :)

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