for the record, i don’t recommend trying to run a 5k on the morning after you spent all afternoon learning how to surf. ow. i hurt in so many places right now. thankfully, typing doesn’t involve moving my legs or lifting my arms. 😉
anyway, i ran in a 5k down in morgan hill this morning and was just awful, chalking up my worst time yet, even worse than my first 5k ever. i ran 34:41. and when i say “ran,” i really mean “ran/walked” because i just couldn’t keep my poor body going. the course was perfectly flat, but it was also completely unshielded from the sun, which beat down on us the entire race. i got quite sweaty and icky. so i ran really badly.
the odd kicker, however, is that i ended up getting a silver medal for finishing second among 19-29 year old females. obviously there weren’t many girls 19-29 if i was able to finish second with my pathetic time, but still, it was neat to get a medal. also, i won a door prize–an opal gemstone. very random, but cool. so all in all, it was quite a nice time since my luck turned out to be great even if my legs weren’t.