Weekly Wrap 82 One Race Two Causes
Welcome to the Weekly Wrap 82 One Race Two Causes. Sigh, good lordy this month went by fast, did you blink? If you did you slam missed it!
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Weekly Wrap 82 One Race Two Causes
Before I get into how my race weekend went here is my Weekly Workout Summary:
Children’s Classic 10k
On Saturday, Mr. Sippi and I along with my running buddy, Tammy and her husband headed to Hattiesburg, MS to run in the Children’s Classic 5k/10k. I did not know anything about this race until just about a month ago. I was looking for shorter races to run and one’s that could be a day trip.
I saw a flyer on it and knew it benefited The Children’s Center. The Children’s Center helps children with disabilities with communication, developmental and therapeutic services among many others. Nothing like getting to do something I love and supporting a great cause at the very same time. Win -Win!
The race location was about 90 miles from me and with a start time of 9:30 I didn’t have to get up much earlier than I normally would. I did have to get our bib’s by 8:30 and we had more time that I would have liked to hang out before the race. It was cool and a bit windy and I kept my jacket on until the last minute.
Tammy and I ran the 10k which started before the 5k, that the men ran in. It was a run strictly on the University of Southern Mississippi campus and the first time around was quite scenic and beautiful. We didn’t run the entire course twice but a lot of it, by the second time around I was getting tired of not only running but seeing the same thing.
I normally get caught up and go out faster than I should and therefore I usually don’t have much left in the tank, today was no exception. One reason Tammy and I do so well together is, she takes a bit to warm up and I need to take it slower at first. She did try to tell me we needed to slow down but I felt good at the time. I made it til about 5.5 miles then it felt a lot harder than it had been.
Tammy was right there quick to let me know how I had pushed her in the beginning and I was not going to quit on her now! 🙂 That’s exactly the motivation I needed, and even though I tried to get her to go ahead we crossed the finish together.
I didn’t have any real time goals, I’ve only done a couple 10k’s, my times before were 1:06 or 1:08, I did want to push to see what I could do since it’s been awhile since I’ve raced this distance. At no point did I ever consider I could get so close to running it in an hour. I think it was a great accomplishment to shave off that much. My official time was 1:00:44. Just wow!
I also have to brag on my husband for his efforts in the 5k race as well, he blew his previous best time out of the park too! It was just a super great day for all of us running wise!
#Runfortherescues Virtual Run
I also thought this was the perfect time to run the Flex it Pink virtual 10k benefiting Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue. I’m a sucker for dogs and charities benefiting them so when I saw earlier in the year they had a virtual run, I was so in! Another appealing factor was the super cute tank and medal!
I hope you’ll join me back here Tuesday or Wednesday where I’ll do a quick check in with my goals for the year.
Racing wise, I’ve got two half’s coming up with the first being in Tuscaloosa, AL. Mr. Sippi is in for the 5k again. Our time is up at the campground so we’ve tossed around the idea of driving over in the RV just for the night, instead of getting up so early, so we’ll see how that turns out.
The following weekend I’ll get to be back with my co-host and friend, Holly for a fun filled girls weekend. 🙂
What’s the last virtual run you’ve done? Got any coming up? Do you pick them by the bling or the cause or both?
Going to wrap up this Weekly Wrap 82 One Race Two Causes post right here. It’s a bit cooler outside but I hope that means we’ll get to enjoy a campfire tonight and maybe even some smores.
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