Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saint Michaels Sports Boosters 5k

I won!!!

Well, I was first in the eldest age group (50+) of female participants at our local tiny town 5k race (perhaps 50 runners and walkers) that started two blocks from my house out in front of the elementary school where my girls go to school. But I ran pretty hard (NO Garmin, just my watch but it didn't help with no mile markers out on the road - glad I had it because there was no finish line clock at all) and finished in 29:05, my 2nd fastest 5k. I think I was the slowest runner that didn't take walk breaks, though.

Of course I had to double-check the course distance when I got home from the satellite map and it seemed to be accurate. I hope that means I've fully bounced back from my protracted lung disorders of this year and I'm ready to start running a little faster again!

I was awarded a $50 gift certificate at one of the nicest clothing stores in town, too! Hooray, I'll go out and spend it this week on something fun!

Congratulations to Noah Wood who completed his quest to run a race in every Maryland county within 6 months - and who also won the race easily. Well done!

11 comments:

Wendy said...

Congratulations Nancy!

LBTEPA said...

Congratulations you speedster

Fe-lady said...

That 's the way to being the weekend! Great job!

ShirleyPerly said...

Congrats! Really nice prize too, more useful than a plaque.

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Congrats and happy shopping!

Brent Buckner said...

w00t!

Noah Wood - A Maryland Runner said...

Congratulations Nancy :) I hope you enjoy spending that gift certificate if you get around to it as much as you liked the run! It was great seeing you at the race and I'm glad you were present to see me break my personal quixotic running/racing record in Maryland! I'm happy for you getting low 29's, that's terrific 'cause I think less than a year ago you were working hard at breaking 30 minutes. That's nice too that you were able to run that well without a Garmin, which you seem accustomed too. Thanks again for giving mention to me in your blog; it was terrific to see that. I hope to see you again at some other races; such as the Run for Hospice or the Down's Park Five-Miler coming up this weekend! Take it easy :)

amybee said...

Congrats to you! Sub 30! Rock on!

Enjoy the gift certificate too.

*jeanne* said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! A $50 gift certificate! WOW!!!
I haven't run a 5k in under 30 all year.
I'm still hoping...

jeanne said...

fabulous!!!

Billy said...

I've been running for about two years and I'm thinking of trying homeopathic growth hormone oral spray. It's legal for over the counter sales and is very gentle on the system. Has anyone tried it?