Today I ran my second ever race, The Komen San Francisco Race for the Cure 5K.
Yesterday I scoped out Justin Herman Plaza on my way home from work. They had started setting up:
I wish the t-shirt line had been that short when I had been in it…
Or that the port-o-potties had been this pristine when I had visited them….
I woke up with the worst headache known to mankind (drama queen is me). My stomach also really hurt. Somehow, I managed to pull myself out of bed, force a half a cup of coffee down with a slice of whole wheat toast smeared with Barney Butter and topped with half a banana. Then I donned my new pair of kicks and headed downtown. The very first thing I managed to do when getting on the bus was slam my ankle into a hard metal thing. Score.
This is what Justin Herman Plaza looked like this morning:
I felt pretty happy.
(and yes, I know, I need to get my eyebrows waxed…yikes!)
I was a real runner. With a chip and real running shoes….
…and a bib (that is hidden by some random freebie keychain necklace thing)!
When it came time, I moved to the starting line:
Then I ran. I struggled at points, but I kept going, non-stop, the entire 3.1 miles. I finished with a chip time of 32:36…a new PR! I ran my first 5K in 33:17 three weeks ago. Yay for improvement!
Afterwards, I looked like this:
(yeah, yeah. ok. The “bib” picture was “after” too…but I had to check my camera in at the sweats check, so I don’t have a good before picture with the bib…)
I got some swag, since this was a sponsored race:
Then I went home.
Cossette, the cat, she participated in “Sleep in for the Cure”, so she was exactly where I had left her 3 hours before:
Oops. Woke her up…
Anyone else run a race this weekend, or have one coming up?