Monday, October 5, 2009

Twin Cities 5K

While many other (and shall I say more skilled) runners were preparing for the Twin Cities Marathon this past weekend - I was running the Twin Cities 5K!  I had a great time bonding with some fellow Blue Cross employees and trying to win the corporate challenge.  The results won't be in for a couple of weeks, but keep your fingers crossed!  In order to have a corporate team, you need two things:  A few really fast people, and some extra bodies.  

For this event - I was a body.  I am new to this whole running thing, so speed really isn't an adjective I use to describe my style.  

Our whole family is getting over a horrible cold, so my lungs were not in the best shape on Saturday morning.  And as you can see from the pictures - it was also pretty cold and wet.  I was hoping to finish in under 30 minutes ... but alas ... I came in at 30:14.  Not bad, considering the circumstances.  

It was fun.  The women in the picture all started off together, but in the last mile we split up and finished at our own pace.  Looking forward to doing it again next year ... and beating my time!  I would love to say that I would beat the guys too, but their times were insane.  Gerry (back row far left) finished in under 19 minutes!  Are you kidding?  He is a machine!  My buddy Marlo (middle dark shirt) came in around 22 minutes, and Dean (back row on the right) at like 21.  I don't know how they do it.  Time to up my speed on the treadmill!

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