I did my 5k for the virtual run over at Alicia Runs
. I ran a warm up mile very slowly into the wind. The cold cold wind, I had on mittens even, on June 8th (WTH?) My legs were not feeling it today and the road was MUDDY from all the rain, but I decided what the heck and went for it even though I
really wanted to just turn around and call it a day. I want nice weather, boo. What fun is it having fun running skirts if it is too cold to wear them comfortably. I know WAH right? The first mile was slow and I couldn't seem to find a rhythym, maybe it was all that mud I was slogging through. I started to feel better for mile 2, and the third mile I did in 6:49. total 5k time 24:42. Not a PR by any stretch but on a day like this I will take it! It's for a good cause anyway. This is an older mud picture but since my camera is dead and I don't have a new one yet, but you get the idea!
On a not so bright not...SEATBELTS save lives, so does driving SOBER. I found out yesterday that a guy I had been friends with in college died last weekend when he rolled his truck while driving under the influence and he was thrown from the truck.. I lost a cousin this way 6 years ago, and my brother lost a friend this way 1 and a half years ago. So sad and such a waste. Totally bummed me out. I hadn't seen the guy in years, but I remember him as a really great guy with unfortunately a drinking problem.
Montana’s rate of alcohol-involved traffic fatalities remains more than double the national average. No other state is in that category, although Wyoming came close in 2008 with a 34 percent increase in its alcohol-related fatality rate. Montana’s DUI death rate actually declined 9.7 percent from 2007 to 2008, but our numbers are so high that we’re still the worst. How sad is that?!
Please send the cold here!!! Pretty please!!!ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about your friend. It is so sad that it could have been prevented. :(
It is so crazy to read the 5k reports...everyone has such different weather to deal with. You did awesome!!!ReplyDelete
Drinking and driving is always a bad idea and unfortunately ends in an unnessesary loss. I lost my brother-in-law to a drunk driver. He was the poster child for what we should all strive for in our lives as far as giving unto others. The world was robbed of this amazing life that was certain to change the world forever because someone made a bad choice. So sad.
Sorry it's still too cold for skirts for you. Hope it warms up soon. Congrats on your 5k though. ;)ReplyDelete
And you are so right about drinking and driving, it's just DUMB.
Great job on your Virtual 5K!ReplyDelete
So sad about your friend. And crazy stats for Montana!
OK, I'll send you some of our 102 degree weather (no joke) and you send me some of your chilly. Deal???ReplyDelete
Yes, I agree with the drunk driving. I had a cousin die that way also. Not good at all.
So very sad. I dont understand why people drink and drive.ReplyDelete
I want the cold. I don;t do well in the heat.
you are in Montana! My sister in law is there
Drunk Driving ruins lives... so sad.ReplyDelete
Congrats on your 5K!!
That's a pretty speedy 5K!ReplyDelete
Sorry about your friend. Drinking and driving is serious business.
I want your cold ... send it this way.... It is too hot!ReplyDelete
Wow...sorry to hear about your friend. People need to start taking drinking and driving more seriously.ReplyDelete
So sorry about your friend.ReplyDelete
Sorry about your friend :(ReplyDelete
Drinking and driving is the stupidest thing you could ever do, hurt yourself and someone else.
Adding in my "sorry about your friend" - I agree that drunk driving is really stupid, and the worst part is that the consequences are always tragic. And completely avoidable. I don't know why we (and I mean as an entire country) don't have a zero tolerance policy against DUIs. You drive drunk, you lose your license, end of story!ReplyDelete
On a totally different note... I love the mud picture :)
so sorry about your friend. I have always told my friends that I don't care who drinks, but no one drives...it just makes me so madReplyDelete
Nice run! I can't believe it's cold there! It's sweltering here!!ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about your friend! That's so awful!
sorry to hear about your friend! :-/ i used to not make such a big deal out of drinking/driving, but now i am much more adamant about people not-driving.ReplyDelete
I work in a surgery trauma ICU at a level 1 center, so we get a lot of bad car accidents.ReplyDelete
These last couple weeks, we've had a couple relatively young drunk drivers pass away and it's always still very sad. It seems like with the warm summer months arriving, there are always more accidents.