On Saturday I ran DASSH 5K. DASSH stands for Doing A Sprint for Samish Health. It was the only race I could find in February that fit into my schedule. It was small, I heard someone say 106 people (but not sure). I followed a family most of the race. Two kids who ran pretty fast, pretty consistently. They slowed down at the end, but I was impressed by them.
My first two miles were both 7.47 min/mile and then I realized I was dying and slowed down a little. My third mile was 8.20 min/mile and the last half mile was 8.27min/mile. Yes, I said "last half mile." The course was long, which meant that I didn't PR, which is what I was hoping for. Although, because I slowed down so much in my last mile, I don't think I would have PRed it anyway. Mapmyrun said that it was 3.59 miles, and I definitely felt that last half mile. I guess I need to work on speed, or maybe endurance . . .
On my sidebar, I put the time that mapmyrun says I was at when I reached 3.1 miles, but it's not official. My actual time was 28.44 according to the clock when I crossed the finish line. But I don't know how you handle a course that's too long, or too short.
After my race on Saturday I went down to Lynnwood to hang out with my sister. I told her I really wanted to go shopping so we went to a new Value Village in north Seattle, which was a great store. I got a new jacket, a couple shirts and a sweater for about $25. I have to tell you, thrift shopping is the best. =) We need to find a thrift store in a rich neighborhood so that we can score on really nice items. ; )
After our thrift store shopping we decided to try a trail that Nancy had seen near her house. So we went there, it wasn't a very long trail but it had a lot of offshoots and would have been really easy to get lost on. In fact, if Nancy hadn't been there, I'm pretty sure I would have been lost, she has an excellent sense of direction which I don't have. I think we did the whole trail twice, so maybe around a mile and half.
Sunday was super windy and nasty outside. We did our grocery shopping and then I had 8 miles on the schedule. I really didn't want to run in the wind. I hate the wind. I would much rather run in anything other than wind. I thought about cutting it short, debated running 7 miles, or 5 . . . but ultimately I ran all 8.
You know on Facebook now they have a "see your memories" post? I like to scroll through that when I see it to see what interesting things happened in the past. One year ago yesterday I was enjoying a glass of wine in the sun in my front yard. I'm very jealous looking at this photo. It was not this nice yesterday, or today.