Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Coaster Run 5K

start line - 2500 runners

Cute medal!
I came....I ran....I ran pretty darn fast for slow me...and I finished the Coaster Run 5K with an over 40 year old PR and the fastest 5K I've run since 2004! Actually.the 6th fastest 5K i've ever run...and I started running 5K's in 1997.

And after I crossed the finish line ahead of alot of people (yeah thats a novel concept as well) I got the cutest medal!! Yep, Snoopy is in da house!

And then I inhaled a yummy piece of Boysenberry Pie ( a Knotts Berry Farm piece of pie).... did I say i inhaled it? yeah it was gone fast!

 I stayed long enough to get my results, wow you get them early when you run faster than normal. Check these numbers out!!!

Time: 30:53.6
Pace: 9:58 (yeah you read that right sub 10:00!)
Overall Place: 363 out of 1294
Sex place: 161 out of 819
Div Place: 20 out of 91

Yeah, I may bask in this small glory for a week!

The view from my 8.3 miler

After I got my results, I headed home! My legs were getting stiff. I had planned to run at least 7 miles that night, but decided that if I got home and sat on the couch, that would be me for the night! So I grabbed velcro when i got home and went out for more miles! I ran 6.7 miles with my girl. She is beginning to show her age-she tires and slows down sooner than she has in the past. Then I decided to get a total of 8.3 miles in....to bring my daily total to 11.4

with my girl
Yeah, I was feeling it but it felt good! This was the most miles I had run since the Surf City Half in February! Yeah I've been a bit of a slacker with my running. Work and lack of sleep have really caught up with me!! But after this weekend I feel like I'm getting back on track!!


March 13th - 5.01 miles
March 16th - 2.6 miles
March 18th - 3.1 miles
March 19th - 4.5 miles
March 22nd - 2.6 miles
March 23rd - 2.0 miles
March 24th - 3.1 miles
March 26th - 3.02 miles
March 27th - 3.1 miles + 8.3 miles = 11.4 miles

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Run 4 Christchurch Virtual 5K

I hope everyone ran their 5K for the people of Christchurch New Zealand this weekend!

Tonight was the night for our Run 4 Christchurch Virtual 5K. I had no time this week to make a "real banner" for our "race" so I put one together today at home.

I have never been to New Zealand.One day I hope to! I live in an earthquake area so I felt the need and desire to do something for the people of Christchurch who were devastated by an earthquake! So I joined the virtual 5k run 4 Christchurch and recruited some of my friends!
Jordan, Bob, Tina, lauren, Kari, Me, Kristy and Velcro

We met at the Redondo Beach Pier at 5:30pm. This was going to be a sunset run!! We had 4 runners, 3 walkers, 1 dog and 3 "cheerleaders".

We set off toward Torrance beach (heading south) and witnessed a beautiful sunset! It was perfect running weather! Chilly!

I wish Velcro could have run with me-dogs aren't allowed on the beach path, so she walked her 5Kwith my dad above the beach. But we hit the path and off we went!!

Did I say it was a wonderful night! The weather was perfect, the company was great and we were running for a great cause! And considering I have had crappy sleep lately and didnt get home from work until 3am this morning (and in bed at 4am) I was pretty darn pleased with how I felt!!

We rana nice pace-we stopped for a walk break and then I powered to the finish to a "throng" of cheering friends!!! Bob was there snapping photos at our "finish"...it was a wonderful atmosphere! Kristy and Kari came in next and Billy, who ended up running about 5 miles, came in to the final cheers of us all!! Our Run 4 CHCH walkers had shortened their walk so that they could cheer us in!

We ended up going for beer and dinner afterwards. The company was greta but the restaurant was HORRIBLE!!! never go to kilkenney's on the Redondo Beach Pier-horrible service!

All in all it was a wonderful night of charity, running and friends!!!

Thank you all for joining me! We raised $86 ($116 NZ) for the people of Christchurch and I had a wonderful saturday night with friends!

Please check out all the races held around the world for Run 4 Christchurch! So very happy I was able to support in some way! I do feel very honored to have been included!!!

Remember you can still donate to the fundraising effort!

RUN: 3.35 miles (37:13)

I want to thank Jordan, Bob, Tina, Billy, Katie, Lauren, Kristy, Kari, my dad and Velcro for coming out and showing their support for the people of Christchurch by either running, walking or cheering and donating!! thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Please Run 4 Christchurch with me

On march 12th at 5:30pm, I will be running a virtual 5K for the people of Christchurch, NZ. Please come and join me! I'll be starting at 5:30pm at the Hermosa Beach Pier. The only requirement is to wear red and black and come with a smile!

Please visit the Run 4 Christchurch website and donate any amount you feel you can-any amount will help! And then on saturday please join me for a 5K in support of everyone in Christchurch affected by the earthquake.

Run 4 Christchurch

Remember Saturday March 12th at 5:30pm and if no one commits to joining me in hermosa beach, I'll be running on my own...