Friday, January 7, 2011

Reston New Year's Day 5K: race report

Sooo....after a week of planning, a night of partying, and less than 5 hours sleep, we got up and dressed for a 5K!  Lauren and Julie decided to join us; the rest of the house was still sleeping.  I had special technical tees printed for this race (probably the only reason we didn't cave and go back to sleep!).
 We headed out to Reston, cranky and tired and more than a little punchy.
We didn't pre-register for the race, so by the time we got there, registered, and had our bibs on, the runners were lined up and ready to start.  My original idea had been to try and PR this race, but a few days before I realized how bad of an idea that was for many reasons and decide to instead just enjoy it.

And we're off!
We jogged most of the first mile, and then stopped on and off to walk and chat with other runners.  There was a little kid singing the Mario Galaxy theme song, so we hung with him and helped him out with his singing for a while.  The race was an out-and-back along the W&OD, and it was a pretty warm (but cloudy) morning.  A great day to be outside.
I have absolutely no idea what our chip time was - I didn't wear my Garmin and I don't really care.  What matters is how we rang in the new year and our marriage - being outside, running, with friends.  Our life.

18 comments:

  1. I think this is better than a PR!

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  2. Congratulations on a great race, love the shirts and the hat!!

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  3. My favorite was Thom's comment: "We don't leave anybody behind. This is the Vietnam of 5K's." :D

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  4. What a fantastic way to celebrate. Hip Hip Hooray! (I seem to be doing a lot of cheering for your blog posts these days, good sign!)

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  5. Wow that is AWESOME!! Congrats! Way to go supporting each other being healthy rather that support each other letting yourselves go! Excellent start to a marriage!!

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  6. Freaking awesome way to break in the marriage!

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  7. You are absolutely adorable....I love the hat!! I don't know how you did that after so little sleep!
    P.S. I hit the snooze like 5 times ha!

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  8. Very, very, very, very, very, VERY cool! Onward with goodness!

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  9. so adorable!!!! i love the shirts and your hat is fabulous!

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  10. BAHAHA!!! 8 MILES OF PINK!!! Okay, I admit it I do the same thing!

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  11. Love the hats. And the shirts. And the new last name! Wow, Congrats Katie!!!!!

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  12. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! You are positively glowing—and not just from the exertion! :)

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  13. Awesome! Love your shirts! How fun!

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  14. That is so cute! Yeah, the shirts would have gotten me out of bed too.

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  15. I LOVE it that y'all started off your marriage with a 5K - how fun! What a great memory too - the shirts and the cap are awesome!

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  16. I love everything about this!! What a kickass way to start the year, and you made SHIRTS! Plus, now I know what your twitter pic actually looks like ;) heh.

    Congrats, lady!! Can't believe how far behind I am on this one, but am glad to have gotten the update :) Drama-free wedding fiesta = THE way to go! I'm very impressed and happy for you two!

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