Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Freeze Your Bells Off 5k

     At the beginning of the week my free pair of running shoes came in the mail.  Who does not love that?

     I finally ended a three month of no fast food.  It was going to happen at some point.  Got too busy and had to stop for something quick.  Oh well, at least I am not one of those people that eat it all the time. 
     This past Saturday I drove to Sharpsville, PA with my friend Emery.  His dude wins most races that he runs in, including the Boston Harvest 10k.  Point is, he is fast.  It was a long drive, close to two hours.  It poured down rain the whole way.  Maybe it would stop for the race? haha

      The race parking was at a small dive bar where after the race we would all meet for free wings!   Yes, I will say that again.... FREE WINGS. "Yum".  Only about 30 people came to the race.   Should have called it the Free Wings 5k to get more people.
      Now the race itself started up the street on a trail.  I was wearing my Emerg-C shirt, which is white, so I decided to put on my black Big Beaver Big Dawgs singlet over it.  Why?  Because the white shirt was going to be see-threw with all the rain.

      When the race started I stayed glued to Mitch R.  He always beats me.  I thought if I could keep up with him I might get a new PR.  The trail was wet (duh!), covered in leaves and patches of ice.  At mile one Mitch was starting to slow down and I got ahead of him.  I caught up with the next guy in front of me and glued on to him.  At mile three I tried to pass him, but he sped up.  I got behind again and waited.  It was going to be an up hill finish.  As soon as the hill started I give my all.   I got passed him and finished in 10th place!
      After the race I headed to the car to change out of the wet cloths and eat some (a lot of) wings!

      On Christmas Eve my friend Kelly had a group run on the Yough Trail.  His company is also a two time sponsor of the Boston Harvest!   Eagle Home Inspections.  It was a silly run where you had to let the kids win or else wear a t-shirt that read "I'm a pretty princess".  It was to be just three miles.  I ran the first half with them, then went off on my own.  I wanted to get in six miles.  

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