I am not an endurance runner

…but why do I love it so?

Today marked my 3rd 5K of the season. It was a first for Matt. It was such a great run, however, at about 1 1/2 miles I landed funny on my right leg sending my once previously broken hip into rebellion. Matt looked at me about a half mile later and asked me if I was OK because I started to breathe all funny. I told him that when I stepped in the pothole it did a number on my hip. He understood and ran with me the whole way. I don’t know if he would have beat me, though. He tends to get over-excited, sprint, and then have to walk…

We finished in 26:32. I can’t say I’m too excited about that number since my previous race was super hilly and I did that in 28…and the first one I did, I got a time of 26:02 or something. Oh well. I’m still proud of myself regardless. I had a great time with Matt. I lost to my boss, Jay, by 45 seconds. He surprisingly didn’t gloat that much. Good man.

However, I did place 2nd in my age group. I don’t know how many women there were… but I’ll take it. Matt placed 2nd in his age group as well. Woo woo!

So…there you go. Meh. But yay!


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Posted on May 16, 2010, in Cassie. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Was it that same f’in pothole I drove into today on Freeport Rd? Urgh.

  2. Here’s your line to Jay:
    “Yeah, congratulations, you beat a girl with a broken hip.”

    • Cassie or Carly

      Well, I broke the hip 8 years ago…it’s an old excuse. And Jay won fair and square. Don’t worry, we’ll have a rematch.

  3. 26:32? To me, that’s, like, LIGHTNING SPEED!

  4. Pittsburgh? Has pot holes? Color me shocked!

    I’m just starting to pound the pavement. (And at my weight, I mean POUND the pavement. I may be creating a few more pot holes.) Lots of pain and misery right now, and my running is probably better described as shuffling, but in a year, I hope be able to actually run 5k without wheezing. It’s a dream.

    • Cassie or Carly

      You can sodo it! If you want a super flat course to run next year, do the Riverview UPMC/Genesis run. It was so flat, so easy. You can do it! I’m SO excited for you! Oooh! I love 5k’s. They truly are my new sick addiction.

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