Sunday, November 13, 2005

Shelter Island 5K

I participated in the Shelter Island 5k this morning with 596 others. Here are my results:

156 IRENE M..... 285 46 6/40 F San Diego 26:39 8:35

It was a GORGEOUS morning for a run, especially by the bay with the incentive of a brunch right after the finish line. :)

Around the last mile I ran in with a woman who is exactly my age. She said she was trying to pace herself with me because I was just a little bit ahead of her at the start. We finished together! That was cool! There were some phenomenally fast women in my age group... They looked fast just standing still! This was not a PR for me but I was still happy with this run. THEN there was food... Lots of food. If any of you just so happen to be in San Diego this time next year, I do suggest participating in this event, even if you walk it. They provided a champagne brunch at Humphires by the Bay in their outdoor concert venue. It was great. We also met some wonderful people. We talked to a guy who reminded me of my brother, been running since high school, today was his birthday and he came in 4th in his age group. I'm gonna keep this event in mind for next year.

Happy Sunday!


Anonymous said...

Wow Irene! Congrats on finishing the marathon. I couldn't run down my driveway without gasping for air. You rock!

Anonymous said...

By the way, that ^ was me, Angie.

Irene said...

Thanks, Angie! I wish it could have been a marathon, but it was only 3.2 miles... It was still fun. :)