All about girls weekend: Part 2

13 Dec

Sunday was the Girls on the run 5k I volunteered to be a running buddy in.  I guess this post is a sure sign that I survived!!! I had expressed concern in a previous post about some lower back pain I was experiencing during runs, worried I would be the one needing the “buddy” to encourage me.  I’m glad to report the run was pain free!

This was my first “official” run.  I have done many of the annual walks in our community for various different causes but never a run. I was a little nervous/excited all morning. 

I’m not one that can eat breakfast as soon as I wake up so what did I pack with me for pre-race fuel you ask?  …homemade chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, oh yeah I went there.  lol I had 2 just to have something in my belly. I’m sure that proves I’m a so not a pro at this running stuff.

I found the registration table and got my bib, had Hubs totally put it in the wrong spot (cuz again I’m not  a pro), the back cuz I thought that is where they go.  Did it matter? No. I saw them in front and back on random people.  I learned on this post by Caitlin who ran a 5k with a newbie that it goes in front or thigh.  

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I love that we all got #1’s Smile

I then got my bag o’ goodies and found the running buddy table, who then directed me to my designated school group. I found the coach and she paired me up with Nazhea (pronounced Nah-Jay).

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My buddy did awesome and couldn’t have been a better match for me.  I made sure and kept up with her pace. We would run as much as she could followed by a walk to ensure she was catching her breath and not in pain.  We set mini goals to start running again at X landmark and run until we reached X landmark and that worked great for both of us Winking smile 

This is us at the halfway mark.

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After this she caught her second wind and we get through the 2nd lap much quicker.  She even said she wanted to go a third lap, lol, we didn’t but it was cute to hear. 

Here we are at the finish, just under 45 minutes.DSC06065

This is a great accomplishment for a 10 year old, heck even for a 33 year old (me) Winking smile

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I really enjoyed helping Nazhea accomplish what she has been training for since the beginning of the school year. All 300+ of the girls did great!

Personally, I enjoyed everything about this day. So much so that I told the Hubs that I want to do a “grown up” 5k now!! WHAT??!!?!

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7 Responses to “All about girls weekend: Part 2”

  1. TheSceneFromMe December 14, 2010 at 9:48 pm #

    Great job and Congratulations! So rewarding I am sure to have done that with all those girls!

  2. Mindy@FindingSilverLinings December 15, 2010 at 8:30 am #

    You are so adorable Nance. Great job on the run! I can’t wait to hear about the big kid race!!LOL!
    xo
    Mindy

    • Nancy's Perfect 10 December 18, 2010 at 1:59 pm #

      Thx chica. I am looking into the grown up race. Right now is the perfect time in az!

  3. ihearteggs December 15, 2010 at 1:11 pm #

    What a great experiance! That’s a really great idea for young girls to get them active!

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