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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Survived Race Weekend 2012


 Posing with the start line in the distance

This evening I ran the Ottawa Race Weekend 10K, the weather was beautiful... a little warmer than I'd like to run in but that's okay.

 All thumbs up and smiles!!!

Christin almost missed me crossing the start!

I was definitely not as "ready" as I was for last year's race.  Last year I ran the entire 10K without stopping, which was my goal!  I finished it in just over 71 minutes.  This year I made it to about the 5K mark before I needed to start run/walking (run 5min/walk 1 min).  The end result is I'm about 7 minutes slower than last year, I crossed the finish line in about 78 minutes.

OMG look at all of those people waiting to start!!!!  The crowd goes further back than you see!

Lots of people came out to cheer

The elite men taking off (the first person to cross the line was a Kenyan in 22 minutes!)

The elite women!  Crap they can run!!!!

I may not of set a new personal best, but I went, I did, I conquered!

Post-race thumbs up!!!
 
Now to start running a little more often and work in distances more... I'd like to do a half marathon in the fall again!

My friend Marline and I after our respected races (5K for Marline)

A HUGE thanks to Christin for coming along to support and be my "Race Day Sherpa/aka Bitch"!  Thanks C!  All of these pictures were courtsey of Christin.

We celebrated with sundaes!

24 comments:

sharine said...

Congratulations on finishing!

mollycaff said...

Congratulations Dani, a huge achievement. I've just noticed your "before and after" photographs at the bottom of your side bar - amazing!!!!

Annette-California said...

You did it!!! Congratulations Dani - wow. What an accomplishment. You've got to be feeling to top of the world. So proud of you.

Ruth said...

Wow congratulations, I'm in awe of anyone doing it to begin with and finish in a really good time, me I'd still be there the next day, way to go you and I hope you get to do your half marathon in the fall.

mdgtjulie said...

What a fitting celebration, Dani. Huge congrats on doing so well. I couldn't run one KM much less ten. Well done, you!

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations Dani. I think you did great.

butterfly said...

Congratulations .

Chris said...

Congratulations!!!

Lynn said...

Way to go Dani!

Vickie said...

You did it Dani! Good for you!

Jackie said...

Congratulations! You did very well!

Julie said...

Well done Dani.
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Susan said...

Congratulations on your finish Dani!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you, Dani! You did it!

Robin in Virginia

Linda said...

Great job Dani. Congratulations!! 78 minutes sounds fast to me. It would have taken me 78 days.

Linda

milly said...

Congratulations on finishing the race!

Christin said...

Congrats on a great run.
Christin needs to take better pictures ;)

Dee said...

Congrats! You are AWESOME!

Bekca said...

Congratulations Dani! You must be really proud of what you achieved. Good call on the sundaes :)
Best wishes.

Bette said...

Congratulations, Dani. You should be very proud of yourself. Me, I can barely run around the park. You've inspired me to at least get out there and walk.

Carol said...

Good for you, Dani--congratulations on a great race :)

Ann said...

Hi Dani,
Congrats on finishing the race! I'm sure you'll do just fine with your future run!
Ann

Melanie said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWESOME!!

Mangogirl said...

wow :D congrats!