A new PR, a Polish Fest, and a new collar

HI!

Although it was raining, Dave and I ran in a 5k race this evening. We both did really awesome and I set a new PR! My time was 23:31, a 7:35 pace! I didn’t know I could run so fast. It seems our marathon training is paying off, we both improved our pace from our last 5k. One of my goals this year was to set a new PR, I’m marking that one off the list!

Last night we went to check out the Polish Festival on the Riverfront. The main attraction is the food. We waited in line for about an hour (luckily we enjoyed some Polish beer while waiting) and had an awesome meal of pierogi, golabki, and kielbasa. Dave’s family is Polish, so I’ve had an opportunity to enjoy all these tasty treats before. The food was sure worth the wait!

Fun and Games at the Polish Festival

Food!

And Daisy got herself a new collar. Hopefully she can bring some luck to the Hokies, they sure could use it!

Let's Go Hokies!

So glad tomorrow is Friday! (Didn’t buy my dress today, I’m going tomorrow at lunch, exciting :-))

New 5k PR!

Hi,

Well, I had a very productive and fun weekend. It’s a shame weekends are only 2 days long.

One of the many things that we did this weekend was run in a Veteran’s Day 5k. I was a little nervous because this was my first race since the marathon. Also, since the marathon I had only gone running a handful of times, so although I wanted to run really fast, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to. I was thinking that all my months of training would be lost after a couple weeks of not being as active as I once was . Boy, was I wrong! I’m so proud of myself, I beat my previous 5k PR by 2 mins and 9 secs! I got a 24:41 which is a 7:57 min pace per mile. I was a second off from getting 3rd place in my age group. It was a great race and super exciting to see how much my training this year has paid off. I did sort of get the marathon blues that people often talk about, wasn’t sure what I was going to do next, but this race helped snap me back into running mode.

I’m definitely enjoying this moment because one doesn’t shave their PR like that very often in one’s running career. It was a great feeling to see that time on the clock. Now I’m looking forward to the Turkey Trot race coming up a couple weeks (a couple weeks, where is time going????).