Saturday, May 10, 2008

Won Some Wood

I hit the snooze button 3 times this morning. Something I don't normally do, but I am sure that if I had not taken a few extra minutes of pillow time my head would have spontaneously combusted.  I'm guessing it had something to do with the previous night's events.  Matt's band, Pledge Defiance, had a gig last night, so we were out late, and I'm not sure, but I think someone may have slipped some rum into my diet 7up.  I'm totally innocent.

After downing two advils, a granola bar, and a sugar-free red bull, I headed south for the YMCA Trail Run 5K.  The race was much larger than I had anticipated.  People and cars everywhere.  I figured with the number of people in the race,  and me in my current condition, I had no chance at placing.  However, I am happy to report that for the first time in my racing history, I placed in my age group without it being by default.  I came in 2nd with a time of 26:31, a trail 5K PR for me.  For my efforts I won a lovely chunk of wood with some engraving on it.  With a little sanding, stain, and polyurethane, I'm sure it will make a nice wall-piece.

Lots of 7 Hillers made it down this morning - Ken, Marilynn & Ben Johnson, Hans Jaeger, John Cook, Sara Lange (by best racin' buddy!), Jan Parks, and Jon Walk (not running this morning.  he was there supporting).  Had a fun time.  Nice course and well organized race.  I will definitely run it again next year, even though I hate 5K's!

Just one last tidbit and I'll let you go.  About mid-way through the race I got passed by a hunched over, little old man that could hobble like the dickens.  Darnedest thing I've ever seen.  Hans saw him too, so it wasn't just my hang-over playing tricks on me.

5 comments:

Holden said...

Congrats on your wood! That's way cool. Maybe running with a hangover is a good strategy after all.

K said...

Way to go, Katy! Sorry I missed you this morning, but judging by how I feel tonight, I made the right choice. My body is rested and feeling better than it has in several weeks.

Did you try out your new toy today??

Crosstrain said...

Lumber!!! Woo Hoo! Is it a 1 by 6? In about 10 years when you have 10 of these, you can build a deck and embed them in a pattern. Great running, must have been the RED BULL.

Sara Lange said...

Just droppin' by to say hello and check out your blog. It's almost as hilarious and inspirational as you are in person!!! It's now on my favorites, so you better keep up the stories! ;) It was so awesome to run with you this weekend and I look forward to finishing another triple with you again!!! I smell another PR...
Talk to you soon! - Your racin' buddy- Sara :)

Evan said...

Hey Katy, great job! That's a great event, I'll be there next year (leaving the dog at home, bummer)! I've found your blog and poked around a bit...you're funny and entertaining...good writing! See you at the races!