16 October 2006
One year older, one minute faster!
I was too tired to tell you last night, (especially after a bottle of Omni shared with DH to celebrate our day) anyway:
I power-walked the Burnie Ten in 83 minutes 58 seconds. One minute faster than my time last year. I was SO pleased. There were actually 700+ people behind me and most of them ran and walked. OK, so there were 2600+ in front of me, but most of them ran or ran/walked too. It was very, very windy. In fact, I was walking sideways at times due to the extreme wind, but I loved every minute of it (well nearly every minute). When I arrived at the finish line I was scanned with a paddle (in case the transponder on my number didn't work) and then I was handed a piece of paper. Oooh, I thought, a certificate already! But no, it was a letter telling me they had run out of medals and mine would be posted in 5 weeks. I was very SAD! I wanted my medal! I was exhausted, starving (you know me, I can't go without food for too long) and I had been SO looking forward to receiving my medal. Anyway, I will just have to wait.
The main thing is I achieved my goal of finishing my own walking race in my own personal goal time and I can still walk today (albeit slowly).
DH ran really well (49 minutes 42 seconds). He was slower than last year, but considering his knee injury has hindered his running for the last three months, he was quite pleased too. He received his medal (above) and kindly allowed my to take a pic to show you what mine will look like.