The results for the Thanksgiving Day Ashburn 5K were finally posted. According to the official results (and considering the issues at the finish line, I have no idea how they measured this), I finished in 30:29. Not terrible, but not below 30 minutes. However. These are results I don’t trust, don’t believe at all. The problem is that I really have no way of estimating what my actual time was. At the very least, I think I beat 30 minutes (in reality, in actual time) because it was about 20 seconds before I passed the start line and I was delayed for a while (definitely more than 10 seconds) at the finish line because of the line of runners backed up from the chute. So I think I can comfortably tell myself I beat 30, without knowing my actual time. I’m considering running with a watch in the future, and tracking my own time. On the other hand, am I really that anal? (Shut up, people.) I’m not qualifying for anything, I’m not training for anything. I’m running for weight loss and overall health. I can be mildly competitive and not go overboard. Right? We’ll see.
It’s also possible that I didn’t beat 30 minutes. I’ll never know. So you know what? No more obsessing. About this race. 🙂