Sunday, May 04, 2008

This morning

4:45 AM : alarm goes off, I wonder what the heck I was thinking
5:00 AM : choke down a bowl of oatmeal (I hate eating early in the morning), get dressed, grab our bags and make sure we didn't forget anything
5:30 AM : pick up our friends (and first time racers!) and head downtown
6:30 AM : find parking near the Rogers Centre (finish area) and hail a cab to head up to the starting line
6:45 AM : potty break, stand around freezing cold for an hour
7:45 AM : wish my friends good luck and find my spot in the start corral (50-55 minutes)
8:00 AM : gun goes off and off I go!
8:49:10 AM : FINISHED!!!!
9:30 AM : find my friends and grab some post-race grub, make our way to the car because I'm told my lips are turning blue
10:00 AM : delicious brunch at The Green Eggplant. I love post-race meals. Nothing ever tastes so good!

So I finished in 49:10, which I could hardly believe. I didn't think I could run that fast. My first 10K race and a PR in the books...more details to come.

Big huge congratulations to Sarah and Colin for kicking butt at their first race, and Mel for achieveing a new Personal Best.


Zorbs said...

I SAW YOU after the race (you were standing on a fence/something high right after the medals) but I couldn't remember your bib # so I wasn't 100% sure and I wasn't about to embarrass myself by asking if it wasn't you.

I was wearing a bright blue jacket and you probably caught me staring at you, well that was me. :P

Anonymous said...

That's so awesome! So much yayness for you!!!

Marlene said...

Zorbs - too funny! Yeah, I was watching for my hubby & friends.

Hope you had a good run!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 10K run. Thats an impressive time. Well done!

Christy said...

Amazing time! Congrats!

anners said...

Hi Marlene! Great race! I will be following your training for Scotiabank! (I won't be running it this year since it's the day after my wedding...LOL)

Anonymous said...

Hi Marlene! Came here to check how it went for you yesterday. Congrats on achieving PB!!! Did you run non-stop or the RR philosophy of 10&1's? From sunseeker (WB)