Thursday, December 06, 2007

Erin's First Race!

Well, I finished my first Race. To my fellow Amiga's it would have been one of your easy runs, but for me it was an accomplishment I was so proud of. I ran the International Thanksgiving Run/Walk in Orem Utah.

So four miles isn't much, but when I entered the race 6 weeks before Thankgiving, I couldn't run a mile without stopping. My only goal besides finishing the race was running the entire race without stopping. It was 21 degrees outside when the race started and it felt quite cold. I had a friend, a triathaloner Kate Robinson which showed up to accompany me and it was great having her with me. She stayed with me the entire time, and I was so glad to have her. I knew that my body wasn't contitioned enough to run fast and sustain it for 4 miles, so I picked a slow pace and just kept it the entire time. It was so much fun. I wasted a lot of energy trying to get strangers to take my picture, and trying to motivate fellow runners who were walking that the chubby lady was about to pass them so they better start running. I was on a high and felt great and didn't even care that I finished at the end of the least I wasn't last right!

I was sort of disappointed that my bib number was 62. I love odd numbers and so I wasn't a fan of the evens. (OCD) I ran into lots of friends that I hadn't seen for a long time, and I was so happy that my husband ran the race and that my mom did to.

I really just feel proud of myself for doing something that I didn't think my overweight body could do.

Here are my results: (no poking fun!)

Congratulations on finishing the Thanksgiving 4 Mile Run /2 Mile Walk 2007 on November 22, 2007. For your records, the weather that day was around 24 degrees and breezy.

There were 48 finishers in the Female 30 to 34 age group and
546 finishers in the race.

Your overall finish place was 460 and your age group finish place was 37. Your overall finish percentile was 84 while your age group percentile was 77. Your time of 43:34.1 gave you a 10:54 pace per mile.

We hope to see you again next year.
Complete Results can be found at

When I started running in October it took me 46 minutes to do 3 miles, so at least I can see improvement.

(Thanks Kristi for inspiring me during my run...I tried to be bob green to others...I tried to make some new friends...and I ran without stopping! Oh, and notice my Red gloves and the picture of my feet. That was all you too. I picked red, I figured I'd let pink be YOUR color!;)


Annie said...

Congrats on your first race! Here's to many more.

Run for the bling: yep, I ran today.

Polliwog said...

Good for you! The first race is the beginning of a beautiful friendship ...

cherl said...

Congratulations on your first race!! It's a wonderful accomplishment. Have plans for another yet??

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