Sunday, October 16, 2011

Holy Cats!!

My Aunt Carol always says Holy Cats!  and it makes me laugh a lot!  But it is appropriate for this moment.

Here are my 5k race results: 

RaceTime 37:02. 
Overall Finish 507 out of 673. 
Womens Overall Finish 290 out of 418. 
Womens Age Group Finish: 44 out of 70. 
Pace 11:57 min/mile.

I have run less than a 12 minute mile!!  I can't believe it!!  So now I say phooey to my high school P.E. teachers who always made me walk extra laps during gym class when I couldn't complete a 12 minute mile fitness run.   

And what's more is that I jogged the ENTIRE 3.1 miles!!   I finished before 171 other people!  I'm so crazy proud of myself!  I finished almost 6 minutes faster than I did 3 1/2 months ago!  Holy Cats!

I've not had a great week with food, but I am so amazed at the difference between this run and the last 5k I did that I am very motivated to get back on the train to see what will happen in another 6 months when I plan to run another 5k

Rock on my readers!  Rock on!!


  1. Fantastic - What figures! What an achievement!
    Well done you!

  2. Wow, wow, wow!!!! An 11-minute mile? Are you serious? You are awesome.

  3. Congratulations, that is so great!

  4. Well done! What an inspiration! I've signed up for a "5kin100days" program now, because I really want to blog a post like you just did!
    GREAT numbers, job well done!!

  5. Great job! I love the corn stalks in the background too :)

  6. p.s. I can't believe the PE teachers punished you for not meeting the fitness requirements...I didn't meet them either, but if I scored better in spring than fall I always received and A for improving. I'm sad for your Jr. High self...(well, unless you refused to try..but somehow I don't see you refusing to try. ) I'll get off my soapbox now...pushing chubby jr. high Leah back in her place. :)

  7. oops...I mean your high school self... My less-than-stellar-mile experience was in Jr. High, but I got kudos for speeding up to an 11:54 mile in the spring one year and felt fabulous for the improvement. :)

    Funny we can run faster now, huh?

  8. Congrats on your 5k...and your pic looks awesome. I can tell a big difference in your new pic and the pic on the sidebar.