January 23, 2011
Polar Bear Plunge & 5K
This past Saturday, I got the privilege to run my first race without the Kiddos! MWR sponsored the Polar Bear Plunge and 5K. It was bitterly cold when I left the house and on the 30 min or so drive to the lake for the run, the temperature dropped 17* but thankfully warmed up a bit again.
Not bad for no real training and the last 5K I ran was the Devil Dog Run back in September. It was a nice little course, no time chips, so we just ran 1.5 miles out then made a quick U-turn. There were hills which weren't a problem but the banking the curves took was killer on my knees and ankles. Not to mention the fact I need new running shoes, which I have, but never ran with so I didn't want to start out racing with brand new shoes. I really enjoyed the run and even though I finished faster than I thought I would, I still want to do better!!! Go figure, right?