When I signed up for the Cookie Chaser 5K, I was pretty sure that it wouldn't be a snow run on April 30th. I was wrong. The snow storms keep rolling in about every 3 to 4 days here in Utah and I think it's really starting to irritate people. On the way to the race today, we saw at least 4 accidents on the freeway. I'm hoping that we will at least have a nice mild May and the weather won't go straight to blistering heat!
Be strong little tulips!!
By 2 in the afternoon the sun was shining and there was no sign of snow. These are hearty little flowers, that is for sure!
The Cookie Chaser 5k turned out to be a blast. My friends Paul and Susan Spiers were there and I ran into some people from work. I packed jackets, coats, rain gear, gloves and hats for any last minute adjustments. The cool news is that I wasn't nervous at all. I didn't really have any big expectations for the race, I just wanted to get more race experience. I love the idea of having friends there, even though we all run at different paces. Before the race I stayed bundled up! I was talking to my friends from work, the Delpino's and I met their kids. They had two kids running it and they were so adorable! They kicked my butt too! Someday I will be faster then a 10 year old......some day!
Brrrrrrr. At least the sun was shining!
The finish line. A little run through the snow and grass......
Before the race and ready to roll!
The race was great. I felt awesome! Did a little walking, but wasn't too strict to stay on the plan. Watched my pace and started out at 10 min/mi and after about a mile and one walk break I was running under 9 min/mi for most of the time. I didn't even feel like I was going to die! Maybe all this training is helping me out!
Good times! Thanks Susan for running with me for a little bit and telling me about the race. It was great! A special thanks to Matt who drove me there, took pictures, held all my crap while I ran and took trips back and forth to the truck to get me coats and blankets afterwards. I have the best husband!!