In honor of my 31st birthday tomorrow and in honor of Adam just being an awesome virtual race director, I ran two 5Ks today. Simultaneously. See, you can do stuff like that when they’re virtual races.
Adam, DQ me if you must. I missed your race date by a full day. I had every intetion of doing this yesterday, but after my friend’s 40th birthday party Friday night, I was in no shape to run a 5K on Saturday. No shape whatsoever.
So it was today or bust! After church and The Walmart Experience, I was ready to do my thang in my own It’s M’Burfday and Adam’s Freeze Your Thorns Off virtual 5Ks.
At 3:00 pm with a wind chill of 18, with a t-shirt, an Under Armour hoodie, a pair of Reebok tights and a pair of Under Armour cold gear tights on over those, gloves, and ear warmers, I was off.
Don’t I look like I’m ready to freeze something off?
Mile 1: 8:40 pace – “This is awesome! Why don’t I run this fast more often?!”
Mile 2: 9:15 – “Ooooh yeah. This is why.”
Mile 3: 9:49 – “What kind of idiot puts this kind of hill on the last part of a 5K? Wait a minute, what? I got to pick my own course for this race? Idiot…”
Mile 3.1: 0:53 – *WHEEEEEEEEZE*