Monday, August 15, 2011
On Saturday, Aug. 13 I participated in the Midnight Streak 5K. I had already been up since 4am and ran 5.4 miles for the training run, shopped at a fabulous estate sale, attended the RPSA (Resident Physician Spouse Alliance) Brunch, and hung out with Dave. By the time 8pm rolled around, I was already tired. My normal bedtime for the summer has been between 8:30-9:30, so staying up so late wasn't easy.
I was dressed and had just put my bib number on when I took a sip of iced coffee. The little seal was twisted up in the lid and I ended up wearing my coffee. I quickly changed and went for my bright, happy "Run" shirt. Anyways, I left home just a few minutes before 10pm. I met up with my friends for some before race photos. We're not responsible for our actions past our bedtime as seen in the photos. Ha!
Me, Cathy, & Jenny
Me with my OKC Landrunner buddies
Me, Holly, Jenny, & Cathy
Ann, Lisa, & Me
After the race, I went to IHOP with Ann, Lisa & her husband, and Evelyn. It was a great time! I hadn't laughed so hard in quite awhile. I'm pretty sure all of our abs were sore the next day due to all the laughter. Too fun!
Here's my entry from DailyMile:
I could come up with excuses, but the "excuses" are more impressive than anything. My day started at 4am with a 5.4 mile run/walk (trying not to overdo it) combo. The day was packed with events and NO time to rest. My bedtime is normally between 8:30-9:30, so it's impressive that I stayed up for the Midnight Streak 5K RACE that started at 11pm. It was late at NIGHT, in the HEAT and had to run up a monster HILL towards the end! It's impressive I finished. Whew! Afterwards, I went to IHOP with some running buddies and didn't get home until 2am and didn't go to bed until 3am. I slept in until 10am the next morning.