Sunday, October 18, 2009


Yesterday Lindsy, Courtney, Nevada and I ran the CASA 10K (6.2 miles)! It feels so good to finish a long race. Ok, well it was a long race for me...not for everyone else. Lindsy and Courtney have been training for Lindsy to run a marathon next weekend, so they actually did 4 miles BEFORE the race! Hardcore!

It was 39 degrees and not really raining, but it was kind of a spitting type of rain. Pretty much COLD! When we decided to run this race a few weeks ago, we didn't know it would be this cold already in October! Billie and I ran this race last year on the first weekend of October and we were in shorts and tank tops!! Of course, today is blue skies and sunshine...that would have been nice yesterday!

Nevada and I had a goal to finish in less than one hour, but we ended up at 1 hour 4 minutes (5 minutes faster than last years time). Oh well. Maybe next time. I really hadn't trained much in the last couple weeks, so I can't complain. I will be running the Nike Human Race 10K next Saturday, so I have another chance do it in less than an hour.

Billie is such a good friend! She came out on this yucky morning to cheer us on! How awesome is she?? She also took some pictures during the race. Here are some pics.

Courtney, me, Billie, Nevada, and Lindsy. We had to get a pic with Billie and Baby Eli in it to show that Billie was running with us in spirit! :)
Nevada and I still running! Lindsy and Courtney were way ahead of us as to be expected:)

All of us after the race. We always have to get that really "lovely" after race pic! They had strawberry smoothies for us after the game! Yumm! Too bad that didn't help warm us up!

All in all we had a fun time together although we would have enjoyed warmer weather! :) Always fun to run with friends though!


Lindsy said...

It was a fun run. So glad we could all do it together.

Heather said...

Way to go on your race!! The pics are cute! I have always wanted to do a race, and you have inspired me to check it out!

Bethany Desjarlais said...

Great job, Abby! I have just started running and hope to do a 5K next year some time (after it gets a little warmer!). Keep up the great work!

Sue said...

Sorry to hear it was so cold for your run but good job on improving your time. Hopefully this weekend's weather will be warmer for your run!

Justin and Jessica said...

Way to go! I hope to run one of those someday! For now, I think I'll stick to 5K's. :)