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Autumn Woods Classic-A Very Cold 5K

Over the last couple of months I have been working on losing weight (again). This has mostly consisted of running a few times a week…typically pushing Sam in a jogging stroller. It’s been a pretty good workout lately. Anyway, a month or so ago I saw a poster for a 5K race scheduled for October 10th at a park near my house, so I signed up…a little extra motivation.

What I didn’t realize when I signed up on that lovely sunny day in September is that October 10th in the Northwest suburbs of the Twin Cities was going to be the coldest morning since last winter. When I woke up this morning for the 9am race, there was a half inch of snow on the ground. The temp outside when I woke up was 24 degrees. By race time it had warmed up to a balmy 28 degrees. For the first quarter mile of the race, my teeth hurt the air was so cold.

I achieved my goal of finishing the race…albeit slowly. I was nearly 10 minutes slower than my 5K times right after college. But…I’m quite a few years older and carrying quite a bit more weight!

Laurel has been doing a mile-at-a-time marathon at school, and she ran this morning also…she did the 1K kids race.


October 10, 2009 - Posted by | sports

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