Left.. right.. left.. right.. left.. right……sounds so easy…..
This past weekend was the OUC (Orlando Utilities Commission) Half-Marathon and 5K. Every time my alarm goes off at the pre-rooster hour I think “WHY????? WHY????!!!!??????” – ugh-
But after Chad drags you to downtown Orlando and you see thousands of other suckers runners- you kinda sort of start getting into the spirit of things. First of all, just to see Lake Eola so peaceful in the morning was worth the early morning wake up.
Chad got into position for his half marathon (I was running the 5K which was starting later) and I ran into my brother who was also running the half. They were off!! Fifteen minutes later I started the 5K.
The course for the 5K was pretty neat. We ran through some of the older residential streets in the city – we were surrounded by cute little bungalows and huge trees – my dream neighborhood!
I ran a very good time (for me I am usually at about the 45 minute mark) I am not a runner- I prefer walking but I will run when I want to (like when you dangle a new pair of boots in front me- like a bunny and a carrot) – I crossed the line at 35:13 which means my chip time was about 34:30. This is my second best time ever – unfortunately, the fine folks who threw this shindig together had problems with the 5K chip times so all I have of my time will be the picture of me crossing the finish line. HOWEVER- here is proof of my best time ever- the 33:39 I ran in Sarasota –
Everyone who completed the race got a nice finisher’s medal – it was my first running “award”. I waited for Chad and my brother at the finish line……and watched some of the other runners come in. I love these races- there are always interesting people to see…
We then hit Panera for grub. I ordered a veggie sandwich with chips. I had hummus, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and zucchini on multi-grain bread- who cares that it was 9am? I mean, it was like noon rooster time…..
Can you tell I am proud of my medal?????