Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bolder Boulder 2010K

Yesterday, I ran the largest 10K run in world. That was further than I have ever run at one time in my life, so it was a good experience. I now see why Maylin is so skinny. Here are my results:
If you couldn't tell, a 5K is about as far as I have ever run at one time. That third mile was a tough one. I remember seeing the 5K sign directly up hill from when I turned a corner and my body telling me that there was no way I was going to run any further. But I pressed on and after I passed the sign, my run seemed to be a lot easier. There was a time however, around 4K when I started to lose feeling in my feet and had to sit down on a curb to shake some feeling back into them.

At around 9.5K, here is what my legs felt like:
That's right...a rainbow Jell-o mold. I honestly wasn't sure if I could make it up a hill to the finish line. But of course I did, and when I was coming around the track, I heard a proud voice calling my name and I looked over and saw Eric waving to me and cheering me on. I wore my dinosaur shirt so that Eric would know I loved him when he saw me (I tried to Rawr but didn't have the energy.)
This is an "after" picture of me and my friend Sabrina Walbrecht. I am also holding some snack bags - awesome. These were filled with chocolate milk, Curious George fruit snacks, power bars, power gummies, creamers (not kidding), Boulder Chips, and I am sure there were other things. But the coolest part is that I got those awesome bags. I was able to get one for Eric, too, because I found a coupon/ticket for one on the ground in the middle of the race and I picked it up. Also, I am wearing my new sunglasses (thanks eric!)
I don't ever have to do that again, but if anyone wants to come visit me next year on Memorial Day, I'll consider it.

In other news, I think Eric finished recording his last song for his new EP yesterday while I was taking my 4 hour nap, so be on the lookout for some awesome new music coming your way soon.

I also got the new Jack Johnson CD today...excellent.

8 comments:

eric said...

i'll do it with you next year. if we're in town. you're tough.

Jonathan and Andrea Forsyth...and Dallin too said...

good job, jaime. and your legs are lookin' mighty fine, i must say.

Christine Peterson said...

I can't believe that you actually blogged i'm proud of you

America said...

I'm so glad you tried to rawr! It made me giggle with delight.

Todd and Whitney said...

HOLY COW! YOU ARE AMAZING!!! You go girl!

Maylin said...

Good job Jaime! Definitely worth doing for the bag!

Molly Houx said...

Jew! I am so proud of you! You ran those miles faster than I would have done one mile at the same rate you did those (and I mean just over 12 minutes). WTG!

Robin McCleskey Falke said...

You are just so amazing because you actually blogged, and ran so fast and wore your rawr shirt and of course you picked up the coupon! And you make a momma "well pleased" in your MANY accomplishments!