Tuesday, May 31, 2011

5K Success and more races...

On Memorial Day, my friend and I ran the Astros Race for the Pennant 5K and it went great! Great weather, thousands of participants and we kicked butt! 32:31! I am still waiting for the official race photos and if they aren't too terrible, I'll post 'em!
I love the atmosphere at races...people of all shapes and sizes with one common goal, to finish! Well, some are there to win which is great...but I am there to FINISH! Ha! The music, the family and friends cheering for their loved ones, children running the entire race alongside their parents, I LOVE ALL OF IT! It pushes me to push on, set new goals and continue to try my very best, always!
Now, let me tell you... this race had some hills! And here in Texas, I am not familiar with hills! Well, not really hills-overpasses, but still! I have never run a 5K going uphill! My booty was killing me and my legs felt the burn for most of the race! And although it encouraged me to sign up for a 10K in TWO WEEKS(not far away, so wish me luck and pray that I survive!), that race also left me sore and feeling it the next day...but thankfully, Water Jel sent me their Muscle Jel, Pain Relieving Spray to try out! I wanted to see if it would help my sore muscles...

My gosh, it WORKS! I LOVE this stuff...hubby and I have been using it for weeks and I'm officially addicted! What I love best? No yucky smell and NO mess!!! Does it work? OH YES...as soon as you spray on, you can feel it. The non-greasy spray starts to work immediately and my muscles totally felt relief. Thank goodness!! We received two bottles and my husband keeps telling me that we need to buy more! Ha! I am going to ask if they're feeling generous and want to be a Independence 5K sponsor, so maybe you'll win some of your very own??!

Don't forget about the ProSpeed Skechers giveaway, ending 6/3/11!

And the Independence 5K is July 3rd-9th!

**If you spread the word through blogger, facebook or twitter and email me with the link to that post, I will add an extra entry into the virtual 5K for each that you do! So, more chances to win products from some of our great sponsors!

*As for the 10K, it is June 11th! 6.2 miles? Really?! Oh geez, last week when I ran 5.37 I thought I was going to die. I have to tell myself to stay positive and believe in myself that I CAN and WILL finish that race!!!

*As for the Houston Half Marathon...sign up is tomorrow morning at 8:00 am!!! Although it is lottery, my hubby and I are signing up as a group so that we either both get in or both get the boot! Wish us luck! The Livestrong Half Marathon sign up is also tomorrow at 8:00 am but that one shouldn't fill up as fast...hopefully?

SERIOUSLY, who would have ever thought I'd be a runner! Am I a runner? I think so. I LOVE IT and now that I have set these goals, I'll be reaching out to my bloggy friends (pssst, that's YOU) for support!!


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

Congrats again on your big 5k PR! You'll do great in your 10k. I think the 10k is the toughest distance, you'll have to tell us what you think about it after you do one. I feel like I can't all out "go for it" and have to pace myself, but haven't figured out how to do it properly for this distance...

Emily - faliLV said...

CONGRATS on your 5k!! That is awesome mama!! And thank you for sharing your story on my blog. I am starting all over with my fitness journey. I will be checking in for inspiration!!
And good luck at your 10k! You can do it!!

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Running Ricig said...

Awesome job on your race! If you run, you're a runner! :)

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Tricia said...


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Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

You are a runner!!!
Great job on the 5k, so excited that you're signing up for more as well!

GuitarTrump said...

You CAN and WILL finish! :D Great job!! I wish I could run a 6K - sounds like SO much fun :) Following you...

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Hope you have an *amazing* day! :)


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Carly said...

Nice race! And the one 10K I did, I loved. So I think you'll like it too. :-)
Hope you were able to get in on the Houston half as well.

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