Nebraskaland Days 5K is over, a week ago...how sad that it was such a great race and I am only getting around to posting about it now. *sigh*
Life gets in the way, doesnt it?
So the day started off early...like 400am!! The start time was 730am CENTRAL time...I live in MOUNTAIN time. Since we were dealing with a tim change and 90 miles between us and the starting line....I didnt really want to think about it. But we didnt have a choice so we had to do it.
And we did! WE is myself, my brother in law (who makes it sound like I head a gun to his head while he signed up but that isnt quite how I remember it) and good friend Sammy (who happened to be in the wrong place and the right time for me to say "Hey...wanna run a 5K with me??")
We got there, got our packets and proceeded to rip the botttom little tag thingy off....like I said..FIRST race.
Then we killed time for 45 minutes. I guess I could have taken into consideration the lack of traffic and breaking the speed limit "guideline" when waking up at 4am.
Race started....and ended for me 28:42 LATER!!! I had a goal of less then 30 minutes and I did it...as far as I am concered I blew it away. Yes, anything over a minute, for me, is blowing it away.
Cory and Sammy both did great also...Cory at 22 minutes (annoyed he didnt get below 20 but he may have to run more then 2 times before the race to meet that goal) and Sammy around 34 (which is great considering she had 2 weeks to get ready for it).
I felt even better finishing the I thought it would, and I knew I would feel great!!!
THEN I got the offical results......14th in my age group out of 37 and 33rd over all out of 260!!! Yippee!!!!
Next race, the Dam Run in Ogallala on July 30....cant wait!!!!