I love when something little like that really perks up my morning.
(off sets having to hear the custodian belching and hawking a loogie, that's for sure!)
Yup, I finally got that stupid 10K done on Sunday and I was surpised I managed to get it done in one hour and six minutes (there were some seconds too, but I forget them now).
Really, given how half assed my training was (and how lazy I got in general using the running training as an excuse not to do other activities) I'm pretty pleased with my fatty self.
So now I have officially earned the "Complete a 10K" badge (yeah, there are certain cliche type things that all "fatty to fit" folks take pride in achieving for some silly reason and completing/running 5 and 10Ks are big badges to aim for). It will look so pretty next to my "Finish a 5K" and "Run a 5K" (which I earned last year in the same 5K, thank you very much--same race, too--they have a 5 and 10K version).
Sadly, I did not manage to get the "Run a 10K" badge this time around. I did walk a bit during the event, so I guess I have something to aim for next year.
Oh, the swag bag this year was better than last, too. There was the normal shirt (well, it was an exercise shirt--made from the moisture wicking fabric, not plain old cotton like last year's) AND a hat, which came in handy day of when it poured down rain. There were also ear buds and all the normal "runner stuff" samples like energy bars and chub rub cream (oops, I mean "anti chaffe" cream).
I have a feeling this race (it's the Pittsburgh Great Race) will become a regular dealy for me. Even though I'm snarking it a bit (because these things are so snarkable) I do want to RUN a whole 10K. If I actually train properly next year, I can totally do it (and probably in 60 minutes).
Other "Fatty to Fit" badges I want to earn. "Complete a Marathon Relay" and "Complete a Millenium Ride". Yeah, I thought I wanted to do a triathalon but then discovered I'm kind of freaked out by open water so. . .we'll have to re-examine that one.
You guys are so wonderful. You helped me not only win the "pin it to win it" contest I posted about earlier this week but. . .
I also won another contest at the same time.
A lot of folks on my crafty blog feed were doing the same contest and one person offered a secondary giveaway (a bit of a bribe to help them) and I won it too.
So yinz helped me win TWO contests and a nice little pile of free fabric (the secondary giveaway was for four fat quarters and a few scrap pieces of some really cute Japanese fabric).
And the timing couldn't be better. For the month of October I'm doing an October Overhaul which focuses on cleaning up the crafty hoard I have (getting all organized) and NOT buying anything new. So these two wins will have a few packages showing up to help tide me over while I'm not buying.
Of course, I'll show off the fruits of your labors once I get them.