Sunday, May 13, 2012

See Spot Run

Hallie and I participated in our first ever race. We completed the See Spot Run 5k. We were so excited and pumped, but the week before I started having really bad leg pain. After an x-ray (no fracture!) and a vein ultrasound (no blood clot!) I am assuming I have really bad shin splints. This is a first for me and I am still trying to figure out how to manage it. Poor Hallie came down with Bronchitis just a couple days before.

But she was armed with her breathing treatment and I gave some compression sleeves a try. We didn't expect much and just wanted to have fun and finish. I decided I would like to finish in less than 40 minutes.

We finished in 35:40. What's funny is, we both finished with the exact same time. It was fun to have someone to talk to while we ran. It helps me make sure I am not going to fast. (I'm using the if you can't talk you are going to hard rule).

I finished 13th out of 31 in my age group, 57th out of 169 in my gender, and 110th out of 252 overall. Hallie finished 7th in her age group!! So proud of my friend!

Andrew finished 2nd in his age group and 16th overall! I am so so proud of him. He even won a trophy - a hammer that says he was 2nd in his age group. =)

I am actually starting to enjoy running and can't wait to do another race. I love having an official time to improve on.

Here's some pictures:
Pre-race. I got to pick out a new running shirt for my mother's day gift. Too bad you can't see my awesome compression socks.

Andrew and his hammer trophy.

Post-race. I think you can only tell b/c i am showing my water bottle.


  1. SOOOO MUCH FUN! Glad to have a running partner! PROUD OF YOU TOO!

  2. Congrats to you two ladies!! :) Oh, and I've battled shin splints on and off....let me know if you need any tips or stretches. They can really become an issue if you're not careful!