We arrived just 20 minutes before gun start and was trying my best to look for my team for a quick group photo but couldn't find them. =(
Anyway, the crowd was a bit overwhelming! But in a good way. It was very well attended and seeing so much PINK got me all fired up. Haha!
You can never wear too much pink!
I was determined to do a sub-30 this time. I think I exerted too much effort during the start of the race especially climbing that first hill just a few meters from the start. But I'm happy and proud to say that I ran that hill.
Not sure though if that was a good idea coz I got really exhausted after. The sun was also out. Nice weather but my body heated up right away. Had to take off my singlet half way coz I felt I was overheating.
I also felt like puking. Weird. Never happened to me before.
So did I do a sub-30 5k?
Checked my garmin and saw that it was time to start kicking it.
Sprinting towards the finish line. Can see how much I wanted the sub-30?
Well, I thought I did. My garmin recorder 29:39...but my results recorded...30:00.
Bummer! Usually my garmin is always the one that records the longer time during my race events. Not this time. Ugh. really sucks. Yes, still a 4 minute PR. But still... =/
I constantly have to remind myself that in spite of this big let down, I still had an awesome day! No hassles. Lots of parking, port-a-potties, 2 hydration stations, and lots of post race food and water. So nice to see a lot of people get together for a great cause. And for that, my rating for this race event is 5 Hot Legs!
I read a comment online that he/she is upset coz there were no finisher's medal. *rolls eyes*
Participating in this event made me realized how blessed I am -- I don't personally know anyone who has passed on because of breast cancer, but I do know a lot who have battled this awful disease and survived. Yes!
Another highlight was my first bloggie meet-up! Finally got to meet Caroline, her husband, her 2 cute kids and her friend, Rebecca. See how tiny I am? Just a few more years her boys will be as tall as me! Haha!
A Sunday well spent indeed!
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