Tuesday, May 27, 2008

92 minutes

the bolder/boulder is a big deal race here in the state of colorado. it's a 10K, i've only done a 5K before, but i figured i probably would be able to do a 10K, it's only double. if you've been reading my blog regularly, you know i can't stop talking about walking and pedometers, so i was hoping that since i've been trying to up my walking, i'd be fine for the race.

we had signed up the walk/jogging wave, expected finish time 100-110 minutes. we could have strolled a little more! it was a rainy day in bouldertown, but that was perfect for a race. no hot pavement or glaring sun. the memorial day tribute to the soldiers of our nation brought tears to our eyes. poor ethan didn't know what to do with a crying mommy. heather was a great partner to race with. she didn't complain when i said walk now. we had plenty to chat about. we kept the pace pretty much the same the entire race, a 14:54 mile. kind of weird to see how steady we were at each mile marker. we got these tags that we attached to our shoes that recorded our time each time we crossed another mile. we were very consistant.

really, i feel a bit sore and that's about it. i think i did quite well. and i'll definitely do it again next year!

here's some pictures courtesy my fabulous husband. he's really getting good at getting the shots i like for the scrapbooking pages. he's done a good job at paying attention to what i like in a picture. he's even taking pictures on angles now. he's a good man!

this is us at the drop off point:


and just before kilometer 4, i look like i'm saying "my people!" what's up with the raised hands? i kept doing that. i never do that.


here we are just before mile 5:


one of the banners, notice how i'm color coordinated:


and here we are at the end of race, i'm so glad i didn't use the straightening iron before the race:


and the dilemma of what to wear wasn't really a dilemma at all. i took melanie's advice and went with capris. with pockets, even better. and a bright lime green shirt so i could easily spot myself in any crowd pictures i may be seen in. i was colorful. so thanks for worrying with me, but i guess i didn't really need to worry that much.

24 comments:

Lara said...

way to go Em! (or, shall I say, Emster!)

you are very inspiring.

duckster. said...

perfect blog post. thank you. I was in a "NEED TO KNOW" mood. now I know. way to think ahead vis a vis the green shirt. and way to photograph at an angle mister em. congrats on the walk and I hope you get mucho siesta today.

Marti said...

Wooooohooooooooo, Emily!!! I am so jealous. I've always wanted to do the Bolder Boulder, but never have been brave enough (or known anyone who would go with me ;o) ). You and Heather are so awesome!!!

*Paula* said...

yaay Em! Great job!

Kendra said...

Proud of you girls!!! Looks like you had fun!

Natasja said...

WOW!!! Way to go!!

Janet Perafan-Babar said...

oh WOW! WTG Em!

Rachel Carlson said...

so very proud of you em, congrats! hugs, rachel

Mary Kay said...

That's my girls!

Very clever with the green shirt for photo visibility. And so nice that you coordinated with the race banners, too...

Heather said...

:-) Kelly is "da man"!!! Great pics of you!! ;-)

melanie said...

So happy for you and Heather that it was a cake walk, so to speak. ;)
And look how fashionable you both are in your capris! :D
Congrats on a great acheivement.

Suzy said...

Congrats, Em! Way to finish with time to spare - and you looked so cute doing it. :)

AK2CO Girl said...

Yay you! So proud of you girls, very impressed.

Houston said...

Yay Em!

Etta said...

Way to go mle!!! I love your green shirt--I think the color alone probably helped you go a little faster!

Haven't seen you around the Simple gallery lately--miss your lovely layouts!

karen akaliz said...

hey Emily! my first time to your blog...congrats on your race! great job!

we now have two things in common: racing and paper (although my racing days have seen better days, if you know what i mean)

Tara Whalen said...

It sounds like a lot of fun! congrads!

Aly D said...

go em! that's amazing! congrats on your speedy time!

Debby said...

I love the photo with your hands in the air. Too cool. Way to go girl.

stephanie said...

girl, you rock.
seriously, i'm proud of you. i need to get my booty in gear. ;)
xo

happydays525 said...

Wow! This is so awesome! Congrats and what an accomplishment!

Ady said...

congrats on the race... and yay that your DH is taking the photos you need to document these moments...

Denise said...

Excellent time! I am impressed. By reading your post you have given me motivation to get off my butt. Thank you!

ricanlaw said...

Awesome Emily, good for you!