Sunday, August 09, 2009

The Results Are In~~

Of course, as always, Rudy was there to see me off and cheer me towards the finish line.
I awoke to overcast, cool conditions...thank goodness, because the forecast for the next 3 days are brutal.
I felt good, though I was a little nervous for this race. Something I've never felt before, maybe I was putting too much pressure on myself to "do better"--I set my sights on 2nd place in my age group, since last year I took 3rd place for my first race EVER!

Another large group showed up for the 35th running of the Health Focus/Salem Distance 5K. It really felt as though this race went really fast, before I knew it I was at the halfway point...then the finish line!

Finish time: 29:52
Pace time: 9:38

2 of 3 goals met...finishing UNDER 30 minutes AND pace time under 10 minutes!

Well, did I finish on the "podium"? Remember I said my goal was to finish 2nd this year. Let me tell you these women are FAST!

I placed 3rd again this year but I'll say that I shaved almost 5 minutes off last years time! I'm STOKED--this felt so good!!!! I'll try for 2nd again next year.

Hey, notice my hat in the last picture? It was part of my birthday present from Hubby. I've wanted one for a year now, ever since I saw Roger Federer wearing his. Of course, its his signature hat but it's ALSO my initials!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!


Channon said...

Go Robin!! That's awesome! I hope you're very proud of yourself. That hat is perfect for you.

issy said...

You should be so proud of yourself!
You look fabulous in the new hat too.

momsue84 said...

Congratulations, Robin. Way to go!! Now if Rudy wins the Cute Doggie Contest......! Yay, for all of you.

Dani said...

Congrats Robin! That is fantastic! I can't wait to see how you do next year!

Bubblesknits said...

Congratulations!!! Third is awesome and you should be proud!

Diana said...

Impressive! You've accomplished much!

Dana said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAAAAAY Robin! 3rd is wicked good and shaving 5 minutes off of your previous time is DEFINITELY an accomplishment. Pat yourself on the back and be very, very proud!

(oh, and take a couple of Aleve and warm bath to recover). ;)

Dianne said...

Late Congrats..I'm so impressed..You inspire me..Keep up the Fabulous Run!

Anita said...

Congrats!!! You should be so proud!

Sue said...

Congratulations, that's great!!

Bobbi said...

Congratulations! Great job!!! I'm proud of you, Sis. Maybe I should aim to run the race next year. ;-)