Thursday, July 5, 2012

Smashed It!

Smashed my record!! Oh my goodness! Yesterday was a great day. It was so beautiful here in Oregon ~ Could not have been a better day for a race. My daughter and grand babies stayed the night and we were up bright and early for our race. When we got there, we got the girls settled into their decked out, 4th of July stroller, decorated with balloons and garland and they were wearing red white and blue necklaces and headbands with streamers on them and covered with a red white and blue blanket. They were adorable!! My hubby was running with them. Right before the race started, I was surprised by my trainer, she decided to run it with me!! She let me know though, that she could only run 1/2 of the race because she needed to get back to the gym for a class at 9:00am. The race started at 8.

So we set out, of course we lost my daughter as she was flying to the finish 31 minutes...Oh to be in that kind of shape!!  My poor Hubby got stuck in the crowd with the stroller. And our friends who were with us were walking so we did not see them until the finish line. So it was just me and my trainer ~ we were focused and ready to go. This is the first race that I completed without a bit of pain. I got a knee brace that worked perfectly and I did not have any issues at all. So exciting! There were moments when I would get a burst of energy and we would take of running at a faster pace. I could not believe it when we hit the 1/2 way mark, I felt great...felt like I was just getting started! Then at 2 1/2 miles I looked at my watch and I realized that I was under my 15 minutes mile time frame. I told my trainer...that I think we're going to make it in time. I think we can finish together. And that's what we did.

We came in at 40.07 minutes ~ Smashing last years record at 45.2 minutes!! My pace time was 12:55 minutes. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!

I was so excited!! Just goes to show you what consistency and training will do for you. Now I'm working toward a pace where I can at least keep up with my daughter. That would be awesome!!

That's it for me. I hope you had a fabulous 4th of July!!

Stay focused!!


  1. YAHOO!! I am so proud of you. Your posts sound like a different person than the one I started reading ages ago. I am so happy that you've come so far.

  2. That is so totally AWESOME!! Good job Joy!! You can do hard things... way to work it. Wish I could have been there. :)

    Love and hugs,

  3. To pinch an aussie saying...

    Good on ya mate!

    Whoppee! You are an athlete true.

    Congratulations and many blessings.

  4. That's a busted PR if I ever saw one! You did great!

  5. That's AMAZING! Right now my goal is to get up to a 40 minute 5K. I'm so proud of you and what you've accomplished. Tomorrow morning it's back to training!

  6. Yay for you, Joy! Great job! What a sense of accomplishment that must bring to your life.