Sunday, February 10, 2008

Running with my Sweetheart

Today happens to be Husband's 47th B'day. We kicked off the birthday celebration by running the Sweetheart Run 5K.

I didn't have much in the way of expectations, mostly wanted to do better than I did at this race 2 years ago (33mins). And to be honest, this is the first time I've run outside in about 2 months, so I wasn't entirely sure that I was going to be able to achieve that goal.

It went well. I'll update the sidebar when I results are posted. The unofficial time per my watch is 30:28 which works out to an average pace of something like 9:49 min/mi. Did I read that right?!? [Updated: Official Result is 30:14, 9:41 min/mi. Woot!!]

I'm definately sold on strength work now. The thing that held me back was my cardio fitness level, not my legs. I need to get my lungs back. The running hiatus has ended.

I told you that February was going to be a good month. :-)

20 comments:

  1. Good luck on the race! Guess i missed that one..

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  2. props on the 5k run.... dipped below 10 min per...nice...

    jealous of you and your scooter

    happy b day to your hubby

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  3. Nice job on the run! What a way to celebrate your hunny's birthday! How sweet! :)

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  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to THE Mr!! What an awesome way to celebrate his birthday! Gosh if I ever suggested my husband and I do something like that, he'd give me the big eye roll *sigh* LOL

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  5. Niccccccceeeeeeee! 3 minutes faster is awesome!

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  6. Happy birthday husband! Lots of fab people were born on Feb 10, it seems !
    Congratulatons on a good run too :)
    Name for scooter: Speedy Gonzales

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  7. Sweet Valentine celebration.. and congratulations.
    Here's to your excellent February..

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  8. That is a huge improvement!!! WOOHOO!! And happy birthday to your hubby!

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  9. Great job! And I agree that Feb. is going to be a good month.

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  10. Happy Birthday to hubby and congrats on a stellar performance! 9 minute miles is AWESOME :-)

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  11. That's awesome, Lisa!! You keep getting faster and faster! I'm happy for you :)

    Glad you got to run with your sweetheart!

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  12. Way to go Lisa! I love hearing that you actually shaved off almost 3 minutes. I have none of the timing gear to check my stats, but oh well. I am trying to build the weights into my workouts and a little endurance. I'm excited for July!!! Oh Lord, I hope I complete it and far surpass my goals....

    Tell your husband Happy Birthday! It was my old roommates birthday yesterday too. But our celebration wasn't as noble. We went and ate a really heavy Hungarian meal Saturday night....oh well, it was fabulous!!

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  13. Great job on the race - awesome way to celebrate!

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  14. Cool.. Thats such an awesome way to celebrate!

    The building in the picture is a bar/grill. But that whole area is full of over the top crazy shops!

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  15. That's a huge improvement...good job!! And it sounds like you're enjoying it too.

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  16. Great job on the 5k.. Great avg pace time..

    See consistency does pay off..

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