You may have found it odd that we had to pack up and go to West Virginia last night. It’s not exactly what we usually do on a Saturday night. Our friend Joe turns 40 in January, and his wife wanted to surprise him with a party. What better way to surprise him than to invite all of his friends and family to West Virginia two months before his birthday? It was at a bar, we had a band – everyone had a really good time. John and I took a more scenic route home this morning (it was a gorgeous day today), and we’re about to sack out on the couch and snack while watching TV. Before heading to Wolf Trap. Busy weekend. Also? Wegman’s is awesome. (That’s where this afternoon’s snacks came from.)
I realized late last night that I left out the actual results of the 5K we ran yesterday, in case anyone was interested. My official race time was 29:48, which works out to a 9:36 pace. That seems unreal to me, since when I run on my own, I usually run a 10-10:30 minute mile, and that stretches to 12:30 when I take the dogs. In my first 5K, I finished in 29:22 or something like that. My last 5K was 31:42 (ish). I’m not all that consistent yet. I plan to actually train for the Herndon Turkey Trot on the 22nd, so hopefully I’ll still finish in under 30 minutes. John finished this one in 24:16 (a 7:49 pace!). I think he’s trying to break 24 minutes. I don’t really have a goal time. I just like how I feel when I’m done.