Thursday, January 07, 2010

A Little Bling To Ring In The New Year

YMCA Frosty 5K Overall Results | January 1, 2010
Place First Name Last Name Age Sex Time Race #
1 Thomas O'Connell 19 m 16:00.89 156
2 Dan Lord 20 m 16:05.98 553
3 John Murphy III 16 m 16:41.67 68
4 John Bogart 36 m 17:52.94 191
5 Michael Pope 41 m 18:23.44 393
6 Leonard Ake 41 m 18:40.49 220
7 Bruce Coffman 49 m 18:59.47 400
8 Scott Hill 31 m 19:11.35 345
9 Morgan McRae 16 m 19:12.03 221
10 Brandon Dorion 15 m 19:18.94 180
11 Mark Penerton 29 m 19:31.65 122
12 Scott Wadle 30 m 19:35.44 128
13 Ricardo Alvarez 34 m 19:39.14 401
14 Steve Larson 30 m 19:40.21 573
15 Dale Bing 57 m 19:41.31 407
16 Zachary Hambrick 16 m 19:42.34 397
17 Jerome Albaret 35 m 19:45.96 179
18 Jonathan Goering 34 m 19:48.74 124
19 Charity Lenzi 33 f 19:50.20 215
20 Alan Farrington 46 m 19:52.66 403
21 Scott Riley 43 m 20:00.17 222
22 Molly Milbourn 17 f 20:04.74 82
23 Chris Hickerson 33 m 20:12.71 274
24 Lacy Hansen 28 f 20:13.89 108
25 Lonnie Awtrey 44 m 20:17.95 276
26 April Gochenour 31 f 20:22.50

We celebrated New Years Day by bundling up for a nice 3.1 mile jaunt around the Arkansas River. For whatever reason, the Frosty 5K, is never a PR day for me. Never has been. Maybe it's the late hours kept the night before. Maybe it's the holiday treats catching up with me. Or maybe it's the flippin' cold temps? Either way, I ran my race, but was not able to pull off a PR or even match my previous PR. At one point I was 4th female, then 3rd, then 2nd, then even was 1st for a few yards. I lost first place at mile 2 and became 3rd at mile 2.5 and remained 3rd until the finish. I received a gold medal for being the first in my age group, which is always a thrill, but I was a little bummed to lose the lead.
I stood at the finish line in the sub 20 degree weather and waited on so many of my favorite people to finish. Among the finishers were my parents. My Dad walked away with a little bling as well. Kenton ran bandit and I was just happy to have him there enjoying the sport with me.

We enjoyed soups and chili and were off on our way to enjoy the holiday.
New Years marked the end of the holiday season and the the beginning of BOSTON 2010 TRAINING!!!!
It took a day or two before I swallowed the reality that I'M RUNNING BOSTON T-H-I-S YEAR!
I've been hitting it pretty hard these past two weeks and I plan on posting more often as I work my way to a dream come true.
Happy New Year! I hope you all follow me on this journey. I'm going to need all the support I can get! (It's Boston Baby!)

1 comment:

  1. EIEIEAHHH! boston, so exciting! yay. and nice bling. i likey. can't believe i didn't see you there either. and i couldn't find the results on run wichita, so thanks, glad you posted that link. now i can see my time, since i didn't have a garmin or anything. pretty sure it was in the 28-ish range. but meh.

    you running the super bowl race, you do that one, right?! maybe i'll finally hunt you down there :)