If you’ve read our “about” page you might get the idea of how busy we keep ourselves reguarly and already in month 2 of our goal we were having issues finding a race we could run together! The first weekend of February we spent in Puerto Vallarta attending one of our closest friends’ wedding and the following weekend I would be in Corpus Christi, Texas attending my cousin’s wedding. And in reviewing races in February in the DFW area it seemed like the weekend I was in Corpus had the most options due to it being the weekend leading up to Valentine’s Day. Afraid to ruin the goal of a race a month at the very beginning I decided to run the Cupid’s Chase 5k Run while in Corpus.
I was so nervous to be running this 5k because I knew I wouldn’t exactly get a great night’s sleep the night before since I’d be attending my cousin’s rehearsal dinner and potentially staying up late. About midnight I excused myself from the party and went bed. The next morning my mom insisted on going with me just to make sure I would be ok, which I didn’t mind because she’s never seen me do any of my running as of late, just hears about it after the fact. We ended up getting a little lost on the way to the race and I showed up just 15 minutes before it started. Had I been in Dallas I would have been freaking out as I usually show up an hour early just in case to every race.
When the race started it was about 30*F outside, not very windy and the sun was out so in my mind ideal for a run! I didn’t have a way to listen to music so it was just me and my thoughts! I remember looking at my watch about 19 minutes in and thinking “ok, hopefully you have just about a mile left – let’s do this!” I was pleasantly surprised when I rounded the corner towards the end and saw that I was going to cross the finish line when the clock was around the 26 minute mark! I’d never run a 5k race this fast before and was excited to kick some butt (my fastest time to date had been 28:01)!
Are you wondering what Teal did in February? Like I said it was hard finding races! There really weren’t any near by in the DFW area for the last two weekends of February so she ran a race of her own and conquered a 6.33 mile run while I was running in Corpus! I am so proud of her! I’m not sure what I would have done had I been in her shoes. Also, most of the part time work she does is on the weekends starting on Saturday mornings so you can understand how proud of her I am!!
Waiting for the race to start and if you can’t tell I’m pretty much dead center in this picture
Just a tiny speck on the right side of this picture!
And all done!
Teal – 6.33 miles in 1:00:46
Beth – 5k in 25:50
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