The SCAN 5k in Richmond on Saturday was amazing! It is so weird to think about how my first race felt like it was never going to end; however, this past race felt super short! (both 5ks)
Official Time: 27:28
Garmin Time: 27:17
It wasn’t chip timed, which explains why the times don’t match up exactly.
Found Christina before the race started 🙂 (this picture was taken after though)
It was really cold before the race started and I had a hard time deciding whether or not I wanted to wear my jacket. In the end, I decided a tank top would be fine, and it was!
My dad, Christina, a couple of her friends, and I picked a random spot in the middle of the crowd. There were only about 500 people in the race, so the spot didn’t really matter. Christina realized shortly after we started running, that her shoe was untied! She decided to keep going for a while but eventually she had to stop to tie it. She assured me that it would be okay to keep going but she ended up only finishing like 2 seconds behind me anyway.
I have decide d that music makes a huge difference during races! We listened to Fergie, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears through her phone speaker and it was so helpful on making us run faster!
I’m really wanting to find another race to do! I really don’t want to have to wait until the end of March for the next one!
I grabbed a mini white chocolate macadamia nut luna bar right after the race and then bought an original auntie anne’s pretzel before leaving.
Once I got home, I made one of my favorite meals.
Work Saturday night… I was working an anniversary party with one of the other waitresses and a chicken dish went out undercooked. To make matters worse, it was the woman who the party was for that got that dish. While I was freaking out, waiting for the meal to recook, another woman at the party started yelling at me over the dish. “You do know that it is their anniversary!” motioning at the woman and her husband’s chairs, “so they really should be eating together!” It is very rare that I stand up for myself when customers get angry at me; however, I was near tears at that point so I really couldn’t help it. I responded by telling her that it wasn’t me who cooked it. Then I informed her that my manager would be bringing the dish out personally. Everyone else at the party was shooting me “I’m sorry” glances and one of the other head people assured me that it was okay. In the end, the chicken ended up being too dry after they recooked the dish. Of course, the same woman from before yelled at me again.
I really don’t know what’s wrong with some people.
Yesterday Jon Alan and I went to Ihop. I’m still trying to get comfortable with taking pictures in front of others and kind of failed yesterday. We were at a table in the middle of the room and I just felt like everyone could see me and got freaked out. Any other bloggers ever have that problem? Advice on how to get over it?
Well, onto today… spent the morning working on getting my college applications completed and submitted. Christopher Newport University doesn’t let applicants turn in the essay and resume sections online, so I drove over to the campus to hand deliver those.
Oh well. I tried!
I’ve only been to the campus twice (the first time was for driving school… lol). This time I felt so much more comfortable with finding my way around. Last time, I drove around for a really long time looking for visitor parking and trying to figure out which building I was going to.
Once that was turned in, I drove over to my current school. Stopped at Food Lion on the way to pick up some food.
Tasted better than it looks. A little too much bread for the amount of chicken salad, so I took off one piece from the second half.
I also bought a pear (which I just ate), my first jar of almond butter, and my first bottle of agave nectar! I ate the pear with some almond butter, but I haven’t tried the agave nectar yet. Is that stuff good in oatmeal? Maybe I’ll have to make some tomorrow morning to try it out.
The application work may be over now; however, that just means now is time to focus on getting a lot of schoolwork done 😦 Specifically, a lot of accounting homework.
Plans for tomorrow:
- Call the woman again about my AP scores (she never did call back)
- Statistics homework
- Statistics class
- Gym for some treadmill running