Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Run Woman Run! And Rachel Rocks my World

This weekend brought the completion of the Wife's "Couch to 5K" running program. We went out to Fairfax for the Valvoline (that's right Dave) Galloping Goblin 5K. The Mooks was a little pissed that we didn't take her with us, especially after she smelled our running clothes. We'll get her next time.

Race day weather was crisp and a little windy but with plenty of sunshine. After grabbing our packets we raced back into the car to stay warm for a little bit.

BOOM...the gun goes off and we take off. I won't go into the detail of my day except to say that I think I set a PR (personal record) time of 24:55. Today was about the Wife. She did great! After I finished I went back on to the course and found her about 1/10 of a mile from the finish line. I was able to catch up to her and she pushed me hard back to the finish line. When everything was settled (and she got some water and food) she outran her normal pace by almost 15 seconds per mile!!

I want to let you all know of how proud I am of her. She not only started to run (something we now have in common) but she really committed herself to this goal and isn't stopping either. We have races scheduled for the next two weeks and another on Thanksgiving.

Run Woman Run!!!

Also a quick shout out to Rachel up in NYC for helping me out the other day. You know what you did! Also it's about the Breck...no matter what you say!


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davighd said...

Outstanding Beth !! and thanks for the Plug Darryl !