3/15/14: The 2014 Luck of the Irish 5K was held on Saturday morning in downtown Jefferson City. Once again, I ran it with my daughter. I warned her that I might be holding her back due to my sore muscles. But I managed a decent enough jog/walk. I was pleasantly surprised as I was mildly uncomfortable, but never miserable. It was pretty cool at the start so I went ahead with a jacket, but (as expected) wished I didn't have it on later.
|We lined up kind of far back and I think they only had the timing chip sensor|
at the end so you had clock time running while you waited to get to the front - grrr.
She has really improved each year. In 2012, she ran it in 40:04 (almost age 8). In 2013, she ran it in 36:47 (almost age 9). This year, she PR'd the race in 35:38 (almost age 10). And as usual, I came in shortly behind her in 35:51. She was disappointed with coming in 8th in the 10 and under females. Those are some speedy little girls! The 40-49 women were equally swift - I managed 23rd in my age group. But no one is ever surprised that I didn't medal. LOL I did pace off my friend Susan's dad who was 3rd in his age group (70+ males). There were no women in that age group so I just have to hang on 30 more years!
|A little red faced after her finish, but giving me a "strong" pose!|
|Me and my girl after cooling off a bit - lovely sunshiney day!|
It was so nice out in the afternoon that I went ahead with my husband on his 2 mile evening walk too.
3/16/14: Decided I had better get on the bike for once. But I had a full afternoon of running kids to practices (softall and archery). I was less than motivated. So I just jumped on the trainer for 40 min. Not sure if I just wasn't pushing it enough or if the changing of the trainer flat has some resistance stuff out of whack, but I was struggling to get the 11+ mph for a lowly 7.2 miles.
3/17/14: Headed to work in Columbia today. Finally got a site plan for a parking lot expansion submitted to the City. Then met a few of my women engineer friends for lunch. St. Pat's corned beef and cabbage at Flat Branch! Yummy!
|Love these girls!|
Swim = 2.47 mi (can't seem to get motivated to get in the pool!)
Bike = 273.1 mi
Run/Walk = 114.55 mi
Strength workouts = 19