April 21, 2012

Statue to Statue 15K results

My Garmin read 1:14:08, avg. pace 7:55. No official times posted yet, but I won first place in my age group (69th overall). First-ever first place, so I was super excited about that! Thank you, small races, for making winning possible for me.


Love the guy in blue behind me. He's crushed that he didn't win first place in women age 30-34.

Random notes: 

1. I saw more Karhus worn at this race than I ever have anywhere else. Looks like Trak Shak is doing a good job spreading the word about their awesomeness. 

2. Got to meet one of my local blog readers!


She is injured so she didn't race, but her husband was second overall. Bam! I love runner families, where everyone shares in the fun. It reminds me of this quote from Once a Runner.
What was the secret, they wanted to know; in a thousand different ways they wanted to know The Secret. And not one of them was prepared, truly prepared to believe that it had not so much to do with chemicals and zippy mental tricks as with that most unprofound and sometimes heart-rending process of removing, molecule by molecule, the very tough rubber that comprised the bottoms of his training shoes. The Trial of Miles, Miles of Trials. How could they be expected to understand that?
 Isn't it cool when you can share "the secret" with your family?

3. My sports bra is mostly just a giant pocket. Snacks, cell phones, head phones, gels, whatever -- it all goes in the sports bra.

4. Best song for a giant hill (of which there were several in this race): "Till I Collapse" by Eminem, and if you watch this youtube video, please tell me you also laughed at the censoring of the picture. Now you have to click the link, right?!

5. Tried this before the race today.


I give it 4 out of 5 thumbs up. Tastes decent and doesn't have aspartame. It has sucralose (aka Splenda) instead. And enough caffeine to keep me awake for a week.

What do you think of sucralose? Love it, hate it, could care less?


What/where did you run this weekend? Training, racing, to the grocery store?


Have you ever met your online friends?

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. I ran the Statue to Statue today, too; my first one. My time wasn't as good as yours; congrats on your win. I'll be posting my experience on my blog tomorrow morning: blog.jeremyrichterphotography.com.

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    1. Looking forward to seeing your pics. Your photos are fantastic!

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  2. Wooo! Congrats!! I've surprisingly never met any blog friends, but I did meet my husband via eHarmony. :)

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    1. You guys should do adds for eHarmony because you are so cute!

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    2. Adds=ads, but you knew what I meant.

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  3. AAACK congrats, miss first place!!!!!!!!!!!

    Who cares about the size of the race or whatever, it's still a HUGE accomplishment.

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  4. CONGRATS!!! =D

    I could not care less about Splenda/Sucralose! My tummy does just fine with it.

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  5. no runs yet this weekend....maybe later this evening. maybe.

    WOOOHOOOO on first place and a super speedy time! you rock!!!!!

    I met Jamie in real life and it was cool. If I had a ton of money the first thing I'd do is host the "running bloggers convention" ;)

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    1. Thanks! Put me on your evite list to that convention. I want to take a trip to Canada (wait, is that where you live?)!

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  6. I actually drink a Diet Rock Star in the morning before a long run or race, just to get the digestive system/bathroom duties moving along.
    But congrats on your 15k! Great finish!

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    1. My husband made fun of me that it took me longer to get ready for the race yesterday than it took to run it. You have to start early to prep the intestines!!!

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  7. Congrats on 1st place in AG. Cool feeling huh? No races for me this wknd, still in training for that sub 20 5k. Came up short 2wks ago (20:03). I have a re-match in 4 wks. Til I Collapse is a great song to get you movin up those hills. Good choice.

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  8. I am so proud of you! You are amazing. Even if I now have to listen to my husband AND my friends talk about running now! :)

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  9. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I hear you on the bra pocket and yeah, that guy behind you is NOT happy he didn't win first place. :)

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  10. Congrats on winning your age group!!! That's exciting! I wanted to do this race but Allan asked for no races on his birthday weekend so I had to comply since I'm racing every other weekend this month.

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  11. Way to go lady! First place, that is amazing!

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  12. Super WOOT to you! What an amazing time!!!
    Can't tolerate sucralose - messes up my gut - sigh.

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