Saturday, March 03, 2007
On A Flipping Whim ....
....I drove to Kentucky yesterday. (approx. 250 miles)
I have been running (snicker) in the Anthem 5K, the first leg of the triple crown of running, since its creation several years ago. The triple crown was a 10K, a 10 miler then you finished up with the Kentucky Derby Marathon (or half marathon). I did the original triple crown in 2003, months before I started blogging, so there is no record of that dramatic feat!
Then, in 2005 (I think) they decided to make it easier and to attract more runners, they carved off the Ky Derby Marathon as a stand alone event, and tacked on the easier 5K for the beginning.
Now that the history lesson is over....
I just signed up this morning while the sun was shining bright, and finished as snow flakes curled and danced around us.
I feel great. I was able to run the first mile and half, then walk/ran the final and think I finished under 40 minutes. I don't know, because over 7,000 people participated and it took nine minutes to cross the START line.
Once again, I did not practice at all.
I was going to give Joe a TiVo for Valentines day, instead I purchased us a membership at the YMCA.
Those elliptical machines are awesome. After two weeks they have stregnthen my knees to the point where I can jump in and complete a 5K (three point one miles).