Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Are You Sure???

I ran in the Annual Coronado 5k-15K on the 4th of July . This is the 3rd time we've participated in this particular 5k event. I wasn't expecting much, just to enjoy the run. I ran my slowest 5k time ever, with a 9:03 minute mile pace, and I was good with that. Just for chuckles, we went to take a peek at the results that were being posted. Michael found mine right away. It said I placed 2nd out of 40in my age group, 248 over all ... I kept asking him "Are you sure???" I'm so stoked and in disbelief at the same time. I guess being bumped up to the higher age group changed things a little. Who knew? They didn't award medals but I did receive a nice polo shirt that says Coronado 5k-15K Event Winner on it. We also watched some of the 15k runners come in, or I shoud say speed in. The top 3 finishers were incredible to watch, who were all men, but the women top three were equally phenomenal to watch. On the flip side, it was quite inspirational to watch the final particpant of the 5k finish the race. She was a woman with a walker... Now if that isn't inspirational I don't know what is!

2 comments:

Sarah said...

Congrats on placing! I think a polo shirt sounds like a much more "practical" award, too :-)

Irene said...

Thanks Sarah!