Monday, May 23, 2011

We Survived!

My dad and I did the Dino Dash 5k this weekend... Here's a tiny and boring recap of that.  :)

All day Friday it stormed like something crazy.  There was flash flooding in the area all around us and some crazy wicked storms.  I just knew that I'd wake up Saturday and it would still be storming.  My dad had already said that rain or no rain, we were running that 5k. 

Saturday morning I wake up to cloudy skies, but no rain!  I turn on the tv and it said that we had 93% humidity, but no chance of rain.  I was thankful for the no rain, but 93% humidity?!  I wanted to cry.  LOL

Dad came and picked me up, yada yada. 

We line up and dad asks me about the course.  This is where I inform him that I've never ran this race before, but that a friend told me there was a slight incline heading towards the capitol.  We look around and notice that we're starting on a tiny incline, too.  My dad was not amused!!

Anyways, the plan here was for each of us to run our own race.  He didn't want me to stay with him, so I didn't.  I had a goal of 36 minutes (my PR is 34) and I've been running a 38 here lately.  Dad had a goal of 38 minutes.  After what seemed like incline after incline, I finished in 38:28 and dad finished in 39:41.  He later told me his real goal was to beat me.  Gotta love him.  LOL  All in all, we were good with our times.  I mean, 93% humidity and close to 80 degrees... plus incline after incline... We did pretty well! ha!

There are no pictures since it was just us two.  Since this was a smaller race, I'm not sure if they did race pictures either.  But, another 5k with my dad completed!  We have plans of doing another one (much better) on July 4th!

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Amanda said...

Well done!

Tyly said...

Congratulations to you and your dad!!! :)

teacherwoman said...

Nice job on the 5K... the humidity definitely plays a roll in finish time!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Nice job, I don't know if I would've even attempted running a 5k in that weather. Wow!

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Great job to you both and boo to humidity!