I ran in the Autumn Woods Classic 10K on October 11th, this past weekend and placed 23rd overall (out of about 600 runners). I’m pretty proud of my performance. My time was 42:41. I wish I had kept better track of my past times so I could compare my performance over time. So one of my purposes for posting the info here is to preserve it so I can find it later.
Legs are sore today after running a 10K with my office team, today.
I’m signed up for a half marathon in several weeks and I haven’t been training at all! In fact, I’ve been running significantly less than usual because I’ve been so busy building a patio! ACK!
I ran in the Golden Valley “Run The Valley” 10K this morning (in case you’re wondering, there is nothing particularly golden, nor is there really a valley in Golden Valley). Based on last years results, I went into the race hoping to place in the top 15. The official results haven’t been posted yet, but I believe I placed 13th with a time somewhere around 42-43 minutes. Here’s a photo of me ready for the race:
Here is me coming down the final stretch. If you ask Mel, she’ll tell you I got 11th place, but that’s only because she didn’t notice that right after she snapped this photo, the two guys right behind me zipped passed me, bumping me into 13th.
I’m pretty pround of my time of 42:37. Results here.
Melanie and I made some rad costumes for All Hallows Eve this year. We’re fuzzy dinosaurs. I’m a fuzzy blue and gold dinosaur named Roobasaurus Rex, and the pink and blue beauty next to me is Melasaurus Max. We are the most ferocious of creatures, and we also like dancing to “Closer to You” by Young Love late at night when we’re alone in her living room. Like I said……ferocious.
Friday night we went to a dance at church in our costumes, and realized that our thick costumes are better suited for trick-or-treating on very cold evenings than dancing in hot rooms, but it was still a lot of fun. We (arguably) had the raddest costumes there. You want to know the definition of cool? Dancing next to a “Plan of Salvation” flow chart.
On Saturday, we drove out to Anoka with T-Bert to participate in the Gray Ghost 5K race, a footrace where everyone is encouraged to dress up in costumes. Again, we realized that the thick material we used to make our costumes was not well suited for ventilation, so we were pretty hot after we finished. Anoka is a suburb just north of the Twin Cities claims to be the “Halloween Capitol of the World.” It’s not really, but I guess it makes them feel good to say it, so no harm done. It was a fun race. My favorite costumes were worn by a group of men dressed up as Spartans (think: the movie 300) complete with spears, capes, shields, and helmets. They ran in two single-file lines and would occasionally let out “Spartan Calls (grunts).” I don’t know what our plans are for All Hallows Eve, yet, but it will probably involve eating live humans and dancing to electro-pop.
Melanie and I ran in the Time to Fly 10 K. I placed 24th out of ~300 runners with a time of 42:32. Mel finished in 56:37.