Sunday, April 25, 2010

Pat's Run 2010

I signed up with my Lightning Bolt team to run the 4.2 mile race to benifit the Pat Tillman Foundation.

Our coach had SOMEHOW kept track of all the races he's run and Pat's ended up being his 1000th.
Chrissie and I went down REALLY early to decorate the tent.
We had brought cream puffs for everyone on our team and all the friends of Coach Chris.
Teams weren't supposed to be set up where we were so random people kept coming up to our tent asking what we were about and taking our treats!!
One guy was a total mooch and thought all the sharpies we had sitting out were freebies. He took one!! All of us were just so stunned and didn't know what to say. The guy (who wasn't all there in the head) ended up walking away with one of those really cool clicky sharpies.

Because I hadn't really kept up with my distance training after Ragnar, I wasn't sure how I'd do.
It was a fun race. I'd never run that distance timed before, so I didn't really know what goal to go for.
Here were my results:

Carolyn Gardner #4225
Mesa, AZAge: 29 Gender: F
Clock Time
Chip Time
Overall Place
200 / 20640
Gender Place
8 / 10344
Division Place
3 / 3098

Surprised? So was I.
The rest of our team did really well also. The Lightning Bolts took 6th place out of 303 teams.
(We've never acually yell that, just to be clear.)


The Gardners said...

Way to go, you held an amazing pace!

Scott+Tiffany said...

Wow, that is amazing and you look so cute in your running outfit : ) I am surprised I didn't see you at the race, not because it's so easy to find people, but because I was wandering around looking for my ride forever! Maybe by my 1000th race I will have meeting spots figured out better

Jasmyn said...

ummmm, I don't even think I was that fast in cross country! What the heck! How is it that you get faster and thinner as you get older, and the opposite happens to me???

Admittedly jealous ;)

DeWitts said...

Anyone who can run any long distance impresses me, so to run a long distance fast... wow! (Speechless)

K said...

i ditto jasmyn -- WHAT THE HECK -- you have kids. don't you know you are SUPPOSED to be slow as cold tar now? (oh, wait, that's me... :) you stink. and are amazing. sincerely --karyn (papa) olson