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).

7 comments:

Jimmy said...

Well, a big congratulations to you on the accomplishment. I can really appreciate what it is that you did!

Now...did Joe know the choice was between TiVo and YMCA? Hmmm? :)

Trish said...

Wow - quite a feat. Congrats. Don't overextend yourself. Use that YMCA membership wisely. We don't want you tearing muscles during any of your endeavors! :)

How far is KY from you?

meno said...

Good for you! I used to run (shuffle) a bit, until i realized that i really didn't care for it at all.

I love elliptical machines too.

Lisa :-] said...
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Lisa :-] said...

I deleted my first comment because I can't spell...

What I said was:

You athletic goddess, you!

Seriously, good for you. You give all of us "of a certain age" a good name.
:-]

trying2hide said...

Congrats! We joined the Y as well the second week Feb. We did it for the rock wall tho...

Unhinged said...

I love elliptical machines. Next to swimming laps in water, the elliptcal machine is the most kind to weak knees and a bad back.

Well, except for a stationary bike, but one doesn't feel a sense of running on the bike.

I heart the elliptical up, down and diagonal.