That would be how much they are charging me for side swiping the post in the rental van in the parking garage. How much does that suck? Don't they realize I am a broke ass grad student? For real, the thing needs a small buff job and a paint touch up. Argh!
I am totally not driving at the Wild West Relay.
In other news, I ran a 10k this morning. I actually hate this race because it is a double loop and there is a huge ass hill you have to do twice and it is a small fast field, but I got free entry from Kori so I did it anyway.
The weather was gorgeous, so it actually wasn't that bad. I was trotting along with Kori at the start when all of a sudden someone grabs my shirt from behind and pulls me back and runs past me. After being mildly stunned, I realized it was George, who is a hilarious 50 something accountant who is the ringleader of our running group. After body checking him, we ended up running the rest of the race together (we let Kori drop us after we hit the first mile in 9 minutes, which is way too fast for a 10k for me). George cracks me. He told me he went to the Runner's World website and took the online course on how to be the course asshole. He would say ridiculously funny things to the volunteers that they totally wouldn't get because they mostly weren't runners (as we bring in the back of the pack "How deep do they pay on this race?") So at least I was entertained.
After the second trudge up the hill, he slowed down a little because he was planning on doing the 5k too afterwards and another girl I have run with (Erin) who had been 10 yards behind us the whole race caught up a little when I stopped to get water at the top of the hill (yeah... I was thirsty... I didn't need a walk break or anything). I don't know how fast Erin and I ran the last half mile to the end, but I was trying to stay ahead of her and she was trying to catch me and we were just both booking it. Two corners before the end she caught me and then as we turned into the chute, she had a tiny kick left and I had nothing and I came in about 10 feet behind her and we both wanted to throw up. It was a good way to end the race, even if I wasn't the victor.
I came in at 1:01:43, which is 26 seconds off my PR, but five minutes faster than last year. (Last year was crazy hot and humid) That time was good enough to get me fifth from last. Seriously. In what kind of race can you run sub-10s and be fifth from last?
I thought about jogging the 5k with Kori and her sister (it was her sister's first race and she was going to run/walk 12 minute miles), but then I realized "Dang! I have a half-marathon next weekend!"
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