Monday, April 1, 2013

Jelly Bean Virtual Race

Bet you thought I forgot about it.  No way, Jose!  I actually ran it the day before my surgery.  

My top even looked like a Jelly Bean.  

I ran the 5K.  When I signed up for the race I didn't know I was going to have surgery on my foot.  I actually scheduled the surgery so that I could run it.  I hate backing out on things.

It was a beautiful day!  I enjoyed the run immensely although it's a little disheartening how much speed and strength I have lost since November.  

Boom.  Done.
Yes I know a 5K is 3.1 miles but I missed the 3.1 and ended up doing 3.2.  Does that mean I won?  Hahaha

Do you see that orange Port-a-potty?  I love it!  Thank goodness for it because after my run I needed it and the regular bathrooms were locked! It's magical!

My medal and bib.  If I didn't complete I would have to return the medal and I didn't want to do that! (medal whore)

A race like this would be fun to do with some friends too.  If I didn't have surgery I would have tried to complete both the half and 10K just for fun.  

Maybe next year you can join me!

Blog on...............


  1. ummm.... your 5K time is great to me:) And you just had surgery??

  2. Thanks. I was just feeling slow. My PR last year at Top of Utah was 9 min/miles. I had surgery the day after I ran this. I've had pain and issues with my heel and my podiatrist and I tried everything. He did a relatively new procedure on my heel that involves taking out some scar tissue. He found a big lump of it where most of my pain is. I'm in a walking boot until this Friday and then I start transitioning to a shoe. I'll be running by the end of May.
    The things we do to run...

  3. Good job!!! I did the half and was veru excited about the medal! :)