Gulf Coast Relief 5K, Sept. 17, 2005: Met Naomi, who is just like her blog (?), only more so, and very funny and fun and incredibly nice and an amazing runner (and I'll let her tell her own story, let's just say that even though she claims not to have run at all last week, that did not seem to negatively affect her :) ; it was a big crowd; I boycotted the portapotties choosing instead a lovely shady part of Oronoco Park, in view of oh, a few hundred people, had they been looking at me, which they weren't (I don't think anyway); miles were not marked, but course was flat with two little hills; and I did not PR, I PW'd (personal worst), in fact I had to (did I really have to?) run/walk probably the last .5 miles, for a total time of 34.26 (11:06 average), even though just four days ago I ran three miles at 10:36 so wtf? except I know I went out too fast due to excitement of meeting Naomi and being at the race, etc., so it was probably more like 10:00, 11:00 and 13:00 or something, but you know, who CARES?!!!
We took TONS of photos, which I won't get back from shop 'til Wednesday, but there are some amusing ones (we think they're amusing, anyway), and best news of all, my leg did not hurt one bit during the run, only before it. Which was very odd.
And there was food, my friends. The New Haven gang would be proud.
This just in: Plods just finished her first race, a 6k, which course ran by, oh, yawn, the EIFFEL TOWER!!! Well done!