The Hotlegs Runner Race Review & Recap: Susan G. Komen 5K 2011 | The Hotlegs Runner

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Race Review & Recap: Susan G. Komen 5K 2011

This review and recap will be short and sweet. Just like this race event! I don't have a lot of time to blog and blog hop these days since I have my hands full (read post before this one to know why =) ).

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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  1. Great job on the run and a PR is a PR. Plus this leaves you hungry for the next race to get below got this!

  2. Julie!! love your pics!!!
    it was so nice to meet you! you were my first bloggie meet-up also!!!
    I saw that comment about the medal...I had the same reaction as yours...seriously?!!!
    and yes you're tiny but I am also a giant...!!!
    but you are right Will who is 6 will catch up to you soon!!! :)

    for the group pic I am so sorry like I wrote on my race report, we had to deal with a woman who was drunk on power and move. Runners had to be in front of the back gate and walker in back and out of 20 we had 3 runners only. So we took a pic real quick and Rebekah and I had to move up.

  3. Congrats on a great race!! I would totally go with your garmin! ;) What you know though, is that you CAN go sub 30 for a 5k! Get it next time! Sounds like a fun race.

  4. A PR is still a PR. You did absolutely great! :) Hugz!

  5. congrats on a 4 minute PR!! great race girl!! :)

  6. Well done Julie, 5K's are not easy but you still produced another top performance, 4 minute PR, smashing pictures - and all for a great cause.
    Proud of you!

  7. Great PR !! - sure you will break 30.00 next time

  8. Sounds like a great race. Congrats on the PR!!! Woo-hoo. Be proud of that 30:00. You looked uber-cute! Love the pink!

  9. Great run Julie. Looks like you had fun. It's that what running race are about. Having fun.

  10. GREAT JOB Julie!! A PR is a PR!! Great pics of those "hot legs"!!! You are cut up, girl!!

    So fun that you got to meet Caroline!!

  11. Congrats on your PR and you should feel good about this. If it was a little cooler, you would have really smashed it.

  12. Awesome work out there Julie!!

    I am going with YOUR Garmin results! Congrats on a PR!


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