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



Weekly Running Log

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Shrimp Festival 5k

After a few months of constant hip pain, I decided that the Fiesta Five Flags 5k would be the last before I took off running to let it heal.  This was my last resort before going to a chiropractor or doctor.  I took a month of personal training after the race and when I finished that, I stepped back.  So, the walking began a little here and there.  I've never been a "walker" since I started running but knew I didn't need to let my hip just sit with no exercise.  I read online that foam rolling would help and began that.  After laying off running for a while [it seemed like FOREVER], it paid off.  I slowly began adding a little running here and there.  Little I mean .10-.25 mile.  Yes, very little!  The pain seemed to have gone away.  But, now, I'm dealing with starting over running from scratch!!  So hard for someone who had been running miles every time she walked out the door.  A lot of mental agony pursued me but I hung in there refusing to think that walking was "not acceptable".  Being consistent, walking became my friend. 

I was hoping that all of the laid-off stuff would pay off for good racing in the fall.  It seem to be working and I was SO hungry to start running again.  Well, not like in the past but being consistent and doing "my" best for the time.  Time was pressing me to decide on the Shrimp Festival race.  The pressure came in determining if I should do the 10k [which is what I wanted to do] or be safe and do the 5k.  Last minute decision came to doing the 5k...and I'm glad that I did.  It was the best decision considering the recent issues I'd been dealing with.  I felt good but fat and slow, ha!  It is what it is...right?  I have picked up weight not being able to do much for a few months!  Of course, I hadn't been watching my diet either...being depressed surely didn't give me much encouragement to do my best. 

The race felt good and I wanted to run harder so bad but it just isn't in me yet.  When I finished the race, I checked the results.  This is a big race and, honestly, I didn't have a CLUE that I could have placed...just wanted to know what my time was and how I ranked in my age group.  As it turned out, it wasn't too bad.  I looked and looked at it surely thinking there was an error in that "someone" hadn't been put in the system yet that would have smoked me!  After all, I definitely would have smoked this time just a short time ago.  My time got me in First Place!  Shocked, to say the least.  Guess the 60-64 age group has been good to me.  Here's my award.  I am so proud of it! 




It was 100% humidity making it a little hard to breathe.  My pace was 10:05 and I'll take that!  Below is a picture of my Sole Sisters that placed in their age groups, too.  There were more Sole Sisters but didn't get those pics.  These are the ones that placed.  Also, one of my friends, Buck, who did well in his age group. 



It was a nice day to race and be with friends.  Glad to be back in the swing of things. 

Run 4 It

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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