Saturday, August 04, 2007

Happy Trails

Activity: Run
Date: 08/04/07 07:30 AM
Distance: 8.19 miles
Time: 1:23:30
Speed: 5.9 mph
Pace: 10' 12 min/mile
Calories: 783

Today was the San Diego Track Club's 8 mile run and 3 mile walk/run through Balboa Park. My posted time was 1:24 and change. I'll edit in the official time when the SDTC posts the final results on their website. The above time was from my Wireless Run Tracker. I still felt good with my finish time, either way, because one of the hills had a grade that was just too steep, and most everybody in front of me walked up it -- I was not alone. The run went on paved roads and dirt trails though and around Balboa Park, and ALMOST in the San Diego Zoo. We ran past some of the concessions at the zoo entry. My husband ran in the 3 mile course, but there was a directional snafu on the trail, so some ran 3 miles and others ran a "bonus" mile, for a 4 mile run. My husband ran the bonus mile. He actually did fine, even with a sore hip. I had the wonderful opportunity to run with Anne again. After the last steep hill on the way to the finish line, she put her legs in gear and went even further ahead of me. I finished with a very nice gentleman, in his 60's, who said he was pacing with me. Ironically, I was pacing with him. I figured that if I stayed with him I would be in pretty good shape.

8/11/07 EDIT - Final results 174 IRENE M 48 8/11 F SAN DIEGO CA 1:24:12 10:32

Here's Anne, running to the finish!

That's me, finish line in sight!

And there I go...
Since my husband finished his 4 miles well before I finished my 8 miles, he was able to man the camera for a while.

In a "random" drawing, I came away with a $20 gift certificate for a local ice-cream shop. It really wasn't too random. We just had to stand around with our race numbers on . One guy pointed at me and said "pick her" so they did.

By the way, I wore my running skirt from that came in the mail just a day after ordering and in time for today's run event, but they're located just 30 minutes up the interstate....

Now it's time to paint walls!



Anne said...

Great running with you today. And you looked great in that skirt. It "suits" you well!

And, is it Gene Autry????

leslie said...

You look so cute in the skirt! Do you love it? When I wear mine I feel sassy and sexy.

Great job on the running!

chantal2bfit said...

Sounds like a fun race! There's supposed to be a 10K race around here that runs through a local zoo, but they've cancelled it.

Looking good in your running skirt!

chantal2bfit said...

BTW, thanks for the Rockin' Girl Blogger honor!

katowens said...

great job. I always wondered if a running skirt would be comfortable to run in.

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KatieFeldmom said...

Great pictures!!!
Awesome job on the race!!!

barbie2be said...

i love that skirt on you!

Dale Evans-Rogers?

barbie2be said...

hey! i have some walls you can paint. :)

chantal2bfit said...

Me again. :)

I forgot to mention that you should submit your picture to the Skirt in Action contest for a chance to win another running skirt. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow. You are awesome girl! Run Irene Run!


Dori said...

Congratulations on a great race! Love the action pictures. Cute running skirt; I liked the one I bought so much that I bought another on sale at a local running store.

I think B2B is right--that Dale Evans wrote it. That song is running through my head now. Gaahh!

barbie2be said...

btw, i have awarded you the power of schmooze award on my blog. :)

WADDLER26.2 said...

Looking good at the finsih!

Irene said...

Thanks. I'm kind of converting to skirts! The song was by Dale Evans-Rogers.

Yes, I love it! On first sight I didn't think I would like it as much as I do.

It was a challenge of a run, that's for sure! You're welcome! Oh, and I did submit the picture. :) Thanks.

Thanks so much!

I love the skirts!

Thanks! I was trying to make up for lost time at the end. LOL.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck with your running!

Thanks! It was great that my hubbie could man the camera.

Winner!!! Hey, I'll send my husband over for the painting! LOL... Oh, and thanks for the "Power of Schmooze" Award... Hmmmm...