So the Melissa's race came and went...and all in all, it wasn't as bad as I thought.
Leading up to this race, I hadn't trained near as much as i should have, but I am sure there was a lot of people there in the same boat as me.
My goal was to do the race in under 1 hour and 10 minutes. I know it doesn't sound that lofty, but I am not in shape and I didn't know what to expect with this course.
The race started off okay, but at about the 1 km mark, the uphill decent started, and it didn't stop for about 3-4 km's. This was rough, I actually had to walk some of the incline because they were just too much for me. Now with going uphill so much, there was some downhill too which was a nice change.
I came across the finish line in 1 hour and 6 minutes. Myself, Ang, Wimp, and Shanda all did the race. Wimp and Shanda did it in 1 hour and 1 minute, and Ang and I did it in 1 hour and 6 minutes.
This was a great course and would love to do it again.
Best of all ? The free beer at the finish line !
Here is a pic from the race.
I found some old photos, and snapped this one. Here is a pic of Urty and I dressed up as Santa Claus in the tub many many years ago....
Here is a shot of the cake we got Ryder for his 1st birthday.
I am currently entrenched in 4 weeks of a very busy work schedule, so I hope to get my next blog out sooner.
From looking on the calendar, there at least one 10km race every weekend in October...so I wouldn't mind running in a couple if possible. Let's see if I can break the 1 hour mark !
Ryders Joke of the Day.
There are three blondes stranded on an island. Suddenly a fairy appears and offers to grant each one of them one wish. The first blonde asks to be intelligent. Instantly, she is turned into brown haired woman and she swims off the island. The next one asks to be even more intelligent than the previous one. So, instantly she is turned into a black haired woman. The black haired woman builds a boat and sails off the island. The third blonde asks to become even more intelligent than the previous two. The fairy turns her into a man, and he walks across the bridge.