Yesterday, I ran the House of Esther Ministries 5k. Oh my, was it amazing. I ended up placing. Not only in my age group, but I actually placed in the top three females overall! We’ll get to that in a second though.
Time: About 28 minutes & 7 seconds.
Not a PR, but close.
Justin came with me as my own personal hydration assistant. There weren’t very many people running in the race, probably just around 40 or so.
Location: Mount Trashmore.
Fueling: None until the finish line. This is definitely something that needs to be kept in mind if I ever run the race again. With the heat and the difficulty of some portions of the course, it’s really important to bring your own hydration. At the finish line, they had a booth set up with water, some sort of sports drink, granola bars, and apples.
Timing: Because the event was so small, they used poster boards to write down the participants information and hand wrote the times and numbers on a piece of paper when people came across the finish line.
The course: They had volunteers set up along the route to let people know which way to go. As for difficulty, we ran up mount trashmore twice. The first time, the slope wasn’t very steep so it wasn’t too bad; however, the second time up was pretty intense. My time slowed down a lot on the second time and I struggled to not give up. When I reached the top, there was a girl coming up behind me and I tried to push myself as hard as I could to not let her pass me. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t push myself hard enough and she ended up passing me shortly after we came back down.
I knew that there was one other female that had ran off ahead from the beginning, but I hadn’t seen any other females in front of me until that girl. My thoughts were correct, and at the finish line I discovered that I had finished 3rd 🙂
I must share this.
So, I still have no idea why my computer is so bipolar when it comes to letting me access my pictures through wordpress. I can’t believe it actually showed the pictures from this race. Hopefully, it’ll keep letting me post pictures!
After the race, we came back to my house and went for a run. Who does that? haha. We only made it about 1.7 miles or so before I had to walk and then we didn’t run again until the sprint to my driveway.
Work tonight. It’s burning up out, so I’m really not looking forward to this!