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Sunday, June 26, 2011

I actually did sweat my thorns off.

Time: 4 pm
Temps: 91, with 82% humidity...actually not bad compared to the rest of this week.
Results: 21:37 and my thorns are gone. 
I had forgotten all about this guy's boring 5k, and blithely went to spin class Saturday morning...only to be greeted by multiple virtual race reports when I got home. There was nothing for it but to go out and run a 5k. In order to make sure I sweat my thorns off, I waited until 4 pm, when it was over 90 degrees,  before I hit the park.
Now this was kind of a big deal, because I was all pretty and dressed up when I realized I had to do this run, and I had to do the dreaded re-shower. I hate getting clean hair dirty, so this was a major sacrifice. But I didn't want to drop out.

I was actually dressed and showered and everything and I STILL went out to run!
And you can't tell because I'm a sucky photographer, but I actually put eye make-up on! Yet still, I forsook all to go for a run!
After I sweat it out for 3 miles, I didn't look so collected.
Drenched.
So much for make-up and clean hair!
This was actually my first timed run in a long time - the last one was May 27, for the Greek Fest 5k! I should confess that this is "cheat" time because I stopped my time twice to wait for traffic when crossing St. Charles Ave.  Still wasn't fantastic time. And the sad thing is... I felt like this was enormous effort. In fact I started at a 7:30 pace and I absolutely thought is was 7:00's. I was disgusted that I was nowhere near! I guess I have a lot of work to do.
I'm outta shape.
 

12 comments:

  1. eek...good for you. a 5k at 4 pm in this weather. you are a brave woman!

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  2. Yes BUT let's factor in the billion degrees and solo run... In a race environment you would have had extra adrenaline from the competition! Plus, you can deduct at least a minute from your time for going running after being all dolled up :)

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  3. I'm so impressed you went running even after doing your hair and makeup, that's dedication!
    Great time, don't forget to consider the crazy afternoon heat!

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  4. Sounds like a great job to me. :)

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  5. Tough conditions to run 7:00 for sure. I think you had a great time. You chicked me.

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  6. Wow, that's a fantastic time! I am also very impressed that you sacrificed your hair. I think I ended up showering 3 times yesterday, only put on makeup once though :)

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  7. You did awesomely…especially in those conditions!

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  8. In that heat and humidity it probably WAS tremendous effort. PS, I think that's pretty fast :D

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  9. What the heck woman? That time in that heat is awesome. Do not be afraid of your awesomeness!

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  10. Out of shape or not, that is the fastest time so far!!! nice work!!

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  11. Nice job! I am getting jealous of everyone runnig this SYTO 5K races, when I get healthy I am for sure participating next time!

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