I just found out that I got 5th place in my division yesterday! I can’t believe how close I came to getting a medal! I am so excited! It is a goal of mine to get a medal in a race (not including finishers medals!) and yesterday I came SO CLOSE! Next time!
It’s weird for me to come so close to getting an award for running a race. When I ran the NYC Snowflake 5K, I got 86th place in my division. When I ran the Main Line 5K, this past fall I got really close and came in 8th place! I don’t even want to think about what place I came in for the 4 Half Marathons! I just would love to medal in a shorter distance race! It all just goes to show you that with hard work and dedication you can really improve your running skills. It just takes time and you have to work at it. I only started seriously running a little over a year ago. There has been lots of blood, sweat and tears, but I am very proud of my running accomplishments and I am grateful for every mile.
Check out all the loot from my race yesterday. I love it when you get a nice swag bag from a race. I got an awesome long sleeved shirt, an Asics hat, pens, some lotion, chips and a pair of running gloves. I can’t wait to wear this shirt with pride. Maybe I’ll rock it out to class this week!
After I laid all my loot down yesterday to take a picture, I turned around for 5 seconds and guess who had set up shop on my goodies!
He looks quite comfortable, don’t you think?
And then Jackson decided to take a nap…right on my race bib.
Doesn’t this look just say to you – “Stop bothering me mom, I’m trying to sleep!”
He’s so cute and I am pretty sure he knows it!
Does your pet take naps in weird places? Usually Jackson likes to lay in clothes I have worn, I am assuming because they smell like me? I understand that, I don’t know why he wanted to lay on my race gear, but the heart wants what it wants I guess!
After Jackson decided he wanted to take a nap elsewhere I grabbed my race bib and headed straight to my race board to add the newest number to my growing collection. It looks so pretty smack dab in the middle! I love the cute penguin on the bib!
I can’t wait to add 2 more to my collection next month!