I bring you, Donny versus Gabby in "who looks like they run regularly, train for races and take it very seriously" and "who looks like it's their first race and they haven't gone for a run in months"....
But there he is, looking calm, cool and collected as he crosses the finish line. Good posture, strong legs, controlled breathing. And then there's me....
Donny finished in 22 minutes, coming in 275th finishing in the top 10% and I finished in a despicable 29 minutes coming in somewhere right in the middle. You can just call me Ms. Middle of the Pack.
We ran the Village Runner 4th of July 5k last week and I officially declare to never run a 5k for time again.
I do have to admit that whatever the distance - I LOVE racing. It's just part of my competitive nature. Since my birthday falls just two days after 4th of July, I asked that one of my gifts be Donny running a race with me. And even though I look like death in my picture, and I hated pretty much every step past mile 1, we had a really good time.
Arctic Zero before? I'm officially hooked!
Ok, ok, ok - it didn't quite happen that way. She actually just really liked my costume and asked if she could take our picture. We did get free pints though - that part of the story was true.
This ice cream is pretty magical...the whole pint is only 150 calories and is packed with protein. It was creamy and smooth too - not chalky like some protein stuff is.
We sat on the patio overlooking the ocean and enjoyed our not-so-well-deserved (see another reason 5ks suck - you don't get the completely guilt-free food pig-out that you do with a longer race) breakfast.
We headed home after that to get ready for our family 4th of July party at my aunt and uncle's house.