Sunday, May 30, 2010

5k ReCap


I


had the worst sleep last night. I woke up in a panic, thinking that I had slept through my morning alarm and missed my race. I looked at the clock, and saw that it was 2:00 a.m.. This happened every half hour for the rest of the night!

I finally got up at 7:00 a.m. and headed out to pick up my race package. I fueled up with some oatmeal (toppings: 1/2 banana, 1 T maple PB, 1 t maple flakes, 1 scoop chia seeds, 4 macaroon chocolates). I also had 1 cup of coffee, and a tall glass of water.





I took off on my 5k race at 9:00, feeling great. Each km took me roughly the same amount of time (approx. 7 minutes), and I finished with a time of 35:01. This was earlier than my hubby and family expected, and they almost missed my finish!

I am VERY happy with this time!!

I have also decided, that although it was sort of fun to race ... I don't really like running. It isn't for me. I might do another 5k sometime, but I don't see myself doing anything more than that.

After the race, I quickly got showered and ready to head to Saskatoon to see my mom. We stopped on the way for lunch at a small town family restaurant. I had an egg salad sandwich and half of the fries:



We had a good visit with my mom, and then headed home around dinner time. We ate Thai food before going on the road. The hubby and I shared a tofu peanut curry, and a chicken red curry with rice:





This weekend was jam-packed, and I can't believe it is already time to go back to work tomorrow!

Today is also my dad's 69th Birthday!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!! We went out last night to celebrate.

What was the highlight of your weekend?



23 comments:

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

YAY! Great job on your 5k!!

From Here to There. In Purple. said...

congrats on the race!!!

the highlight of my weekend was spending time with my boyfriend and mom while in the midst of having to pack up :/

Amanda Adams said...

Congrats on the 5k! Since you found out that running isn't your thing, have you ever tried cycling? It's a great workout but much easier on the knees.

I would have to say that the highlight of my weekend was a 40-mile bike ride through the mountains in Florence. It was super tough but really good for training.

Cheers,
Amanda

amandaonfoot.blogspot.com

Simply Life said...

Congrats of the race an happy bday to your dad!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

I knew you could do it!! That time rocks! :) So happy your fam made it just in time. One time P almost missed me, but he looked up and snapped one picture as I darted through the croud. I didn't see him though so I was really disappointed until I finally found him and he told me he did see me cross! I think the highlight of my weekend would have to be figuring out I can run again with no crazy heart issues. I still have to go to the cardiologist in a few weeks, but I'm pretty sure he'll give me the green light! Have a good day!

Alanna @ Blood, Sweat & Cupcakes said...

Congratulations on finishing your first 5k! It's a wonderful achievement and with such a great time too!

Racing/Running isn't for everyone. But, a slow, easy run is a great way to unwind sometimes :)

I got out for my first bike ride of the 'summer' (it's still chilly here where I am) this weekend, that was definitely the highlight.

Becca said...

Highlight of my weekend: Seeing Family

Good job on the race! That sounds excellent.

challenges2010 said...

Well at least you gave running an honest try even running the 5k before giving it the heave-ho. Congrats on running a great race considering you had been lacking on your training!

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

WOOO HOOOOOOOO congrats on your race!!!!! :) You and I could be running partners, I'm also 7 min kil...

Way to go!!!!!!!!

sophia said...

Happy birthday to your daddy!! :-)

And yes, you did great on your 5K! I think it's totally okay not to like running... There is SO much more to exercise than running, and not everyone likes the same thing!

Gosh. Thai curry sounds SO good right now.

Crystal said...

Congrats on completing a 5K and in a wicked amount of time!!

I had bad sleep last night, I think it has to do with the weather. I was awake every 30-60 minutes and just tossed and turned!

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said...

Congratulations on your race!!! But I think it's good that you're realizing that running just isn't for you; I think too many people think that they have to run or should run for some reason, when there are plenty of other exercise activities that they enjoy a lot more!

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said...

Congrats!! A first race is always super exciting. I'm sure you felt really great when you crossed the finish line and your family was there.

Heather Iacobacci-Miller said...

I had a hard time sleeping the night before my race too. Just when you really do need the sleep too! I hear you on the running. Every time I sign up for a race, I question myself b/c I don't LOVE to run.

Kat said...

Thats a great time for not training much!! I totally get what you said about the running not being for you. There are so many more activities out there for you tho! Way to kick booty girl!

Kelsey said...

even for not feeling great too u managed a WONDERFUL time. and no matter how u start.. afterwards the high from it totally makes up for it i think. great job!! <3

mymarblerye said...

You did AWESOME Jolene! And if you feel like running isn't your thing...then maybe it's not! Maybe other forms of exercise is! I think a ton of bloggers want to be runners cause everyone else does it! Listen to your body and what you love! Either way...I think you may have kicked my a$$ with you 5k time. tee hee! happy bday ef dad!

Alaina said...

Nicely done Jo! Knew you could do it and do it in a solid time! Congratulations! Still hope we can do some easy jogging together around the lake sometime though.

My whole extended weekend has been so wonderful - visiting with my brother in Vancouver, spending time with my mom and dad who I joined here, catching up with family and friends we have not seen for 13 years! What a blessing to have an opportunity to see everyone. Coming home tonight to my hubby and pup will be a great highlight too though!

Kacy said...

I never sleep well the night before a race. So annoying! Great job girl!!

greensandjeans said...

Congratulations on your race! Running isn't for everyone, but at least you gave it a shot, right?

Jessica @ The Process of Healing said...

Yay!! Congrats on your race!!! Regardless of whether you continue to run, that is a HUGE accomplishment!

Jordan said...

Congrats on your 5k finish!

One Healthy Apple said...

Hey- I missed this but congrats on your race! You did a fabulous job- speedy girl!