What could 10k's and tight jeans ever have in common you ask???
Well, just another weekend in the life of Colleen and Tom!
Saturday Tom and I decided to jump into a 10k. We've been poking around the hills of Suwanee for far too long and needed to just open up a bit. There's something about "racing" that just helps us do that and I guess we both signed up in hopes that we'd run faster than the 9:30's we've been clocking lately. So Friday night we drove up to the booming metropolis of Buford to register and get our packets - highlight of the packets??? Mine had TWO free cookie coupons from Chick-fil-a. Tom's only had one. :)
Saturday morning it was chilly... low 50's which is perfect 10k weather. We got to the race site at 7:25. The 5k was starting at 7:30, the 10k at 7:45. I love small races!
We lined up at the tape in the road start line and quickly we were off. The first mile was flat... literally the first flat road that I've run since moving here. Then we turned and well, welcome to Georgia. It wasn't bad. But it wasn't Columbus flat. I knew that there were 4 girls in front of me. But that was it. I had two of them in my sights. I caught one around mile 3.5. We were right on the heels of the other girl. I said "you want to catch her?" to which the girl said "nope, I'm fine". Um... oh... okay. So I passed her and tried to catch the next girl. I couldn't do it. Every time I'd get close, we'd climb a little and I'd lose her. Ugh... so frustrating. I felt like I was running strong though. I had hoped to finish under 55 minutes - probably a bit cushiony, but with how things have been going lately, I didn't know if that was possible. Lo and behold, I came in at 49:33 - 15 seconds behind the girl I couldn't catch who of course happened to be in my age group. Good enough for second in my age group (wahoo) and fourth woman (yeehaw). Not a PR, but I was damn happy with that. Tom smoked it... running a 44:49 and winning his age group. We sat around for awards and then finished off the day with an extra slow 5k more.
And that totally kicked our butts. We literally felt like we had been hit by a truck the rest of the day Saturday and all day yesterday. What the heck? We went for a two hour ride yesterday morning and then I got to spend my evening looking at men in tight jeans.
See, I can bring it all together.
So this was our view from our first seats in the 352 section of the Georgia Dome:
And this was our "upgraded view" from the 106 section.
Mmmmmm, I love me some Tim-
Kenny was fabulous - definitely a party.
It was such a fabulous night. Nothing like a country concert south of the Mason Dixie Line. I'm telling you... the people watching was FAB.U.LOUS! :)
But being with this guy is what made my night complete...