4 Minutes, and Shoe Porn (sort of)

Today begins Ty’s 30 Days To Boston photo challenge!

30 day photo challenge

I am joining four other bloggers in posting a photo a day reflecting each theme indicated above from today until race day in Boston.

Here’s my photo (collage) for SHOES:

#Shoes

Also, this morning I ran the March Madness Half Marathon.

I’ll do a slightly more detailed race report hopefully tomorrow night, but in the meantime, FYI, I am extremely pleased with my race this morning! I learned a few things, and got a great confidence boost by running a new half marathon PR on a hilly course: It’s maybe a little hard to decifer below, but yes, that is a nearly 4 minute personal record.

Female 30-34
Place #       Name                  Sex Age City  State Hr:Min :Sec Overall    SexPlace
1   1225     *AB                         F 31   CHI     IL       1 : 30 : 51.46    112             8

Until exactly a year ago any time I ever ran a race I travelled to and from alone, raced alone, more or less talked to no one, didn’t share my results with anyone other than my folks (because I’d look like a total tool…I didn’t really know many runners). Now, I tag along for rides, and have a blast seeing runners I know either through the Boston training group or from meeting through running buddy friends, and I can’t wait to blow up social media sharing everyone’s results. I’m sure there are certain sects that find this all terribly annoying but it’s just made the whole experience of running races so much more fun!

Anyway, sorry for the tangent, that’ll be a stand-alone post at some point I’m sure. But it makes a nice and awkward segue to this picture of two women who have really beautifully quaffed post-run hair:

Yes, that is indeed a most-excellently un-impressed photo-bomber right there. Also, I'll get a camera someday and stop making you all suffer the burry shots. Someday.

Yes, that is indeed a most-excellently un-impressed photo-bomber right there. Also, I’ll get a camera someday and stop making you all suffer the blurry shots. Someday.

Thanks to my dear Lindsey for being such a good-sport! (she’s speedy, adorable, funny, AND let’s me post pictures of her a willy-nilly as I please)

A few days ago I asked Jorge what he thought about my idea’s to re-decorate (ahem: decorate) the bedroom. Without missing a beat he asked “Sure, that’s all fine, but how about…no running stuff, ok?”

So I guess this little top-10 plaque will reside in our hodgepodge (hobo-chic?) living room.

I took a hit in mileage again this week logging only 55 of my planned 70. I still did all the scheduled key workouts, however, and having a quality race today sort of erased any stress I was feeling over my decision to step back a little.

*AB

6 responses to “4 Minutes, and Shoe Porn (sort of)

  1. Woo hoo, congrats on the PR! Can’t wait to read your race report, both for your experience, and because I always hear good things about this race.

  2. Congrats on a PR on a tough course. I love that race and was bummed I didn’t run it this year.

  3. I love the photo collage of your shoes. 🙂

    Congratulations! 🙂

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