Friday, November 26, 2010

Fishhawk Turkey Trot 5K

We picked up Rich's sister Sara, bright and early at 6:30 a.m. to join us for our first Thanksgiving 5K! It was suprisingly hot and the trails at Fishhawk were difficult and cramped in some spots but overall it was a nice route, well organized and with a good turnout of over 1,200 people. We really liked the race shirts too and Mike wore his all day! I pushed myself during the race so it wasn't exactly fun but I did manage to shave 30 seconds off my best time and got a new PR of 30:36 which I was really pleased with. It's always great to run with Emily and Mike really enjoyed having Sara there to run with the whole time. They came in within 8 seconds of each other and Sara came 2nd in her age group! We all were very proud of ourselves afterwards and were able to start out our Thanksgiving having had a really nice time, supporting a great cause (feeding the hungry of Tampa Bay) and having burned off some calories in anticipation of our big Thanskgiving Dinner!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Richards Run for Life 5K

We had a really great time at the Richard's Run for Life 5K in Ybor last night and both got new PRs - 23:13 for Mike and 31:06 for me! It was our first night race and about 10 degrees cooler than just last week. Perfect running conditions, great friends, beer and food and a fab after race party! My fave race so far!

Here's Catherine, Aleisha, me and Mike. It was Aleisha's first 5K and she made it look so easy! Catherine ran like the wind - the times aren't in yet but she looked so fast!! Go girls!

David, Mike, Darren, Emily and Ermie!

 Ermie's cousin and his friend are marathoners. I felt cool just taking a photo of them:)

Me, Mike and Ems with a post-race beer (it's very important from a health perpective to replenish your electrolytes after a run...or something like that...)

Darren, me, Ems and Ermie - the 'Grow' team...

Rafe - also part of the 'Grow' team and not in the group shot due to speculation about what may or may not be under the kilt. 'Is it safe Rafe?'

The massive beer line...

 Ermie joined in on the post-race dancing...