The Timmy Tee and I ran the Race for the Cure yesterday. We’ve both been exercising more than normal, so we were hoping to have good times. My time from last year was going to be easy to beat, since I mistook where the finish line was and stopped running about 50 feet too early. However, I was still hoping to beat previous years’ times (around 33 minutes).
We both did pretty well! My time was 29:06, a personal best. Tim’s time was 26:01, a personal best for him as well. You can check our progress here, if you’re interested. We’re solidly beating our 2009 selves, which supposedly were younger and faster, so that’s awesome!
It was a HOT race too, especially on the eastward loop. So much sun. So much heat. Bah! But we did it. And to top it all off, after breakfast at Village Inn and a little putzing around the house, we went out for a 20 mile bike ride. And, yes, it was still HOT. It was a good ride, though. I was utterly exhausted afterwards. Today I am wicked sore in my hamstrings. But, it’s a good sore – a sore that reeks of success. Reeks.
Today was supposed to be a rest day. Tim has been training really steadfastly for the West Lake Triathlon next weekend, and we figured he needed to take a break to give his body time to recoup. Well, we ended up doing some of our floor exercises – planks, push-ups, leg and arm exercises, etc. I also attempted and succeeded in doing a real pull-up!! I’ve just been doing the flexed arm hang for the past month, but I figured I would try one today and see what happened. Admittedly, I stood on the bottom run of the later (about 6 inches off the ground), so I had a little boost. But I did it! I was able to lift my chin up and over the bar. I was so happy!! I didn’t think I would ever be able to do that! I couldn’t complete a second one, but I’m sure that will come in time. It’s just so nice to see some progress. Time to start selling tickets to the gunshow!