On Saturday I ran the Running of the Green “Island” 4 miler.
I needed to fuel up before the race so breakfast was a big bowl of oats.
It was a St. Patty’s day theme run. Or at least we decided it should be. Check out my hat!! The only disappointing thing was that I signed up late and they only gave shirts to the first 500 runners. Boo!
|We all got hats at the Christmas Tree Shop|
The run was nice and flat. Perfect for a strong run. Green Island is not the nicest place to run…not much to look at. Great friends made the time fly by fast. I was suppose to have a long training run….9 miles…the next day so I didn’t want to run that hard. When I reached the 3 mile marker and realized that I could come in under 40 minutes if I picked up my speed, I went for it. I felt bad leaving my friends but they were right behind me.
Here we are coming to the finish
My official Time: 38:43 – about a 9:40 mile pace.
It was a great race. Definitely will sign up next year.
|The dog did not run.|
I even got a t-shirt at the end of the race. There were people that signed up but didn’t show up so they had extra shirts. Score 1 for me!! Gotta have a shirt to remember the day!