"When I do the best I can with what I have, then I have won my race." Jay Foonberg



Weekly Running Log

Monday, November 30, 2009

Stennis 5k/Marathon Runs

I've been waiting to get the official results and pictures before posting about the race. And finally they're in. The Stennis 5k/Half/Full Marathon was Saturday, November 28th. This year was quite different from last year. In '08 the weather was so hot and humid that some ended up feeling sick after the race. This year was quite the contrast...low 40's!! But a front came through the night before and left perfect weather for running (maybe just a little cooler, but NO humidity).

You know, bathrooms are the funniest thing. Last year, I met a sweet lady in the bathroom line before the race. She was from Sumrall and I found out that she was a member of the Pine Belt Pacers. Little did I know that she was the infamous Audrey J. Within the month, we joined the Pacers and I've come to know her more throughout the year. Well, over the past couple of months I struck up a friendship with another local runner through the Internet, Ginny D. And again, I "met" her in the bathroom line this year. When we looked at each other, it was like..."are you ____?" As a matter of fact, I think that's what we said at the same time, ha! She, like Audrey in '08, was running the Half Marathon while I stayed with the 5k. That is so strange to meet ladies that I would come to associate with in the future like I have. What is it about these lines?? And wonder what the bathroom line holds for me next year??

Kent and I both had pretty good runs considering we both had been struggling through colds for a few days. I wasn't even sure I was going to be able to run until I got up Saturday. I'd been in bed the entire day Friday! But I drank OJ, took Vitamin C, got much rest and drank plenty of water. Maybe that helped.

My run time was not the best, but I was so glad to feel like running I didn't care. I received the Grand Masters Award and Kent received the First Place Award in his age group. The lady that took the Masters Award was over 60!! Kudos to her! She ran well; I followed her by only 10 seconds...shoot!! Race results for the 5k can be found here. Here are our pictures from the 5k. Neil and I seem to be regulars, ha! That's okay...he's a fantastic runner!



And, here's Phillip on the left.


Results for the Half Marathon can be seen here. Ginny won Second Place in her age group. I hate there were no pictures of her to share. Congratulations to Jenn T. for a great Half, too. If I have overlooked any other Pacer, let me know and I'll be glad to update this post. These were all I was aware of.

1 comment:

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

Funny potty story. Congrats to Kent too on his award.

It's so neat to find other runners in the area who share the passion of running.

Looking forward to seeing you guys at many races to come.

2016 Races

  • 10/15/16...Shrimp Festival 5k
  • 05/30/16...Fiesta Five Flags 5k
  • 03/19/16...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03/13/16...St. Pat's Leprechaun 5k
  • 03/05/16...Bay to Breakfast 12k...1st trail race
  • 02/20/16...Sea Turtle Half
  • 02/13/16...Double Bridge 15k

2016 Goals

  • Run 1,000 miles-Done
  • Bike 300 miles
  • Half Marathon-Done
  • Eat fruit daily
  • Push through the hard times-Done
  • Cut back on refined sugar

2015 Races

  • 12/19/15...Make It To The Line 4 Miler
  • 11/21/15...Wild Turkey Trot 5k
  • 11/14/15...Oyster 5k
  • 10/10/15...Shrimp Festival 5k
  • 05/30/15...PHind a Cure-W/D
  • 05/02/15...Fiesta Five Flags 5k
  • 04/18/15...Zydeco 5k - W/D
  • 04/??/15...Virtual Remember the Fallen 5k
  • 04/??/15...Virtual Boston Strong 5k
  • 04/11/15...Magnolia 5k
  • 03/28/15...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03/07/15...Circle K 5k
  • 03/01/15...Gulf Coast Lulu's 10k
  • 02/28/15...Sweetheart 5k
  • 02/07/15...Double Bridge 15k

2015 Goals

  • 1 Half Marathon
  • Eat fruit daily
  • Overlook past failures
  • Push through the hard times/things

2014 Races

  • 12/06/14...St. Jude's Half Marathon
  • 08/16/14...Pinky 5k Virtual
  • 08/15/14...Howl @ the Moon 10k Virtual
  • 02/15/14...Sweetheart 5k
  • 02/01/14...Double Bridge 15k

2014 Goals

  • 1 Half Marathon
  • 700 Running Miles
  • Strengthen my Upper Body
  • Recuperate, Recover, Renew
  • Get active in WW
  • Eat Fruit Daily
  • Start Clean Eating
  • Begin Eliminating Sugar from Diet

2013 Races

11-30-13...Stennis 5k
11-23-13...Turkey Trot 5k
11-08-13...Run For The Kids Virtual Half [St. Jude's]
10-12-13...Shrimp Festival 5k
09-22-13...Talladega Half
07-04-13...Wesson 2 Miles
06-29-13...Emz Liverpalooza 5k
05-18-13...Pursuit of Fun 5k
04-20-13..Warrior Dash
04-07-13...Gulf Coast Half-Pensacola
03-23-13...Azalea Trail 10k
03-10-13...Leprechaun 5k
02-24-13...NOLA Marathon
02-02-13...Double Bridge 15k-Pensacola
01-13-13....Gulf Coast Half-Lulu's

2013 Goals

  • 3 Half Marathons-Done-Plus 1
  • 1 Marathon-Done
  • 1000 Running Miles-No, due to RC Tendonitis & Broken Shoulder
  • Eat fruit daily-A little aggressive but better
  • Maintain weight in 130's-Did NOT happen!

2012 Races

12-08-12...FloraBama Jingle Bell 5k
11-24-12...Jingle Bell 10k
11-17-12...Turkey Trot 5k
10-27-12...Jazz Half
10-20-12...OS Rotary 5k
10-13-12...Race for Grace 5k
09-29-12...5k For Katlyn
07-04-12...Wesson 2 Mile
04-15-12...Gulf Coast Half...[Withdrew-bronchitis]
04-14-12...Diversity Dash 5k
03-24-12...Azalea Trail 10k
03-03-12...MS50 20k...[Withdrew-bronchitis]
02-25-12...Kids Need Heroes 5k
02-11-12...Sweetheart 5k
02-04-12..Double Bridge 15k
01-14-12...Pensacola Half



2012 Goals

  • 1 Full Marathon-Marine Corp filled up
  • 3 Half Marathons-2 Down-Sick had to drop 2
  • 20 Miles-Wkly Mileage-Bronchitis kept me from this
  • Cross Training 2x Week-Poor Commitment
  • Weekly Weights W/O-Again Poor Commitment

2011 Races

  • 11-26-11...Kaiser Half
  • 11-19-11...Turkey Trot 5k
  • 11-11-11...Thumbs Up for Bill 5k
  • 11-05-11...Senior Bowl 10k
  • 10-22-11...Running the Streets 5k
  • 10-15-11...Shrimp Festival 10k
  • 10-08-11...Mullet Run 5k
  • 09-24-11...Waiting for a Cure 8k
  • 09-05-11...Labor Your Legs 5k
  • 07-04-11...Wesson 2 Miles
  • 06-04-11...Bay Fest 5k
  • 05-14-11...Stargazer 5k
  • 04-30-11...Fiesta 5 Flags 5k
  • 04-16-11...St. Benedict's 5k
  • 04-10-11...Gulf Coast Half
  • 03-26-11...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03-19-11...St. Patrick's 5k
  • 03-05-11...Eco 5k
  • 02-13-11...Mardi Gras Marathon

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