Happy Monday! How about a quick recap of my marvelous weekend?
On Saturday I ran the Tampa International Airport 5k on the Runway. This was my first organized 5k since
the good old days of cross country more than four years ago. My dad and his co-workers signed up to run it and because I planned to be home this weekend, I signed up too. It’s funny…I hate the annoyances of flying (specifically delays and American Airlines) but I have an odd fascination with watching planes and thought it would be cool to run so close to them.
The run started at 8:30 a.m., which was way too late for my liking in the hot Florida months. It was the easiest course you could ever imagine…a straight line out and back on the runway, flat as a pancake. The way out was breezy, the way back felt like a desert.
My runs have been around 9 min/mile lately so I was pleasantly surprised to finish in 23:12. I was 1st in my age group and 66th out of 1300 runners. Obviously it was a small race and my time is not really fast at all but it made me curious what I could run if I actually incorporated speed work every once in a while. My 5k PR is around 21 (I think) but again, that was more than four years ago. Do PR expire?!
There were mile markers but no clocks/splits. I should have run with Run Keeper but forgot. I would have liked to see what my time was for each mile. Overall, it was an awesome start to my Saturday morning! Low-key but great energy and a cool environment/course.
Two other weekend highlights:
Prom pictures for my beautiful sister.
Followed by Fresh Kitchen for dinner. I swear this place never gets old.