Monday, December 14, 2009

Give me the biggest omelet you got

I ran my first 10K this weekend. It was Saturday morning and I spent Friday night at a Christmas party at a winery in Woodinville. I assured myself going in that I would leave early and only have one glass of wine. That didn’t so much happen. The wine was just so tasty!


I eventually made it home just after 10 pm and downed some water and ibuprofen. Luckily, I didn’t feel that horrible the next morning and my running buddy, Linda, and I ran the 10k no problem. I really wanted to finish in under an hour and we ended up finishing at 1 hr and 33 seconds. I blame this on the fact that I failed to double knot my shoelaces so we had to stop twice for me to tie my shoes. I easily wasted thirty seconds there.


Our pace was pretty good for the first half – we were consistently under a 9:30 pace (pretty freakin’ good for me). Of course this meant that I really struggled during the last two miles. I kept thinking this is just NEVER going to end. Our average pace for the last three miles was probably more like 9:45.


Anyway, I’m really glad I did it even if it was below freezing out. Afterwards we met a college friend of mine for a delicious brunch at a place called Wild Wheat in Kent. I had the biggest bacon omelet EVER. It was absolutely insane. Anywhoodle, I’m already looking for my next race!


8 comments:

Jay Ferris said...

More wine = better race day. So noted!

Bayjb said...

Way to go on the race! Glad to hear you survived and can take on the world

notsojenny said...

that's awesome!!
congrats on the race time, that's pretty good! i know i couldn't do it : )

shine said...

I'm so proud of you!

My ex was a runner and he always got wasted the night before a race. Of course, he's also an alcoholic, so maybe this isn't really useful feedback.

Jane said...

Congrats! That's an awesome time in my book.

trialsoftraining said...

LOVE it!! congrats Meg!!!! Doesn't that brunch afterward taste *so* good? the glass of wine before always helps too, in my opinion.... ;)

Kristen said...

Wow! Way to go lady! I mean about the omelet. The running is nice too, I guess.

amindinmotown said...

Major kudos to you hun. I never could've finished a 10k in an hour... Congrats!