Monday, April 18, 2011
April 17th, 2011 – The Gator Run 5k
The continued prayer is, “Lord keep me focused. Keep my mind stayed on You. Help me to bring You praise. I know You believe in me. Please help me in my unbelief. Amen.”
Oh, no! I may have really screwed up here! This was a great race and I clocked my best time ever, but I wore my 5-fingers, so I clipped my timer chip to my waist instead of my shoe.
There wasn’t a good place to put it on my shoes and I didn’t want to feel it flopping around for 3 miles, so I clipped it to my belt. When I went to check the results today, I couldn’t find my name or number. Blast!!!
There was a lady named Pamela I was chasing the whole route. I ended up beating her to the finish but she was great. She was a good sport and let me take a snap shot of her for my blog. Runners are awesome.
The problem is that I may have placed top 15 in my age group and there’s no record of it! The lady who was 13th in my age group came in 19 seconds after Pamela, so I would have taken her place if my time had posted! Top 15 is great for a race of that size. BLAST!!!!!
Well, I will never do that again! I’ll wear my chip *in* my shoe if I have to!!!
I’m sure there’s some great lesson to be learned here about how as long as I know how well I did, it doesn’t matter if the rest of the world never knows. But I’m not feelin’ it right now! I want the rest of the world to know!
Aside from that major screw up, it was a GREAT run. My running shoes had been giving me some trouble, so I don’t regret the choice to run this race in my 5-fingers. It felt GREAT!!! I’ve got no issues with my AT and my knees feel just fine.
I’ll be wearing them again at the Mud Run next month.
See ya at the race!
Oh! And GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE IN BOSTON TODAY!!!!