Sunday, May 22, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The last 2 years
Just a few days ago...
Heading to the salon,I think having a bad hair day may have had something to do with my going to the salon so quickly...
In the salon...
The Results: Overall its not bad, but I am really picky, and the roots are gold, and some of the hair looks gray-ish to me. That's fixable though..
I suppose this post will be fun to look at later in life, and in a couple months from now, along with a few changes I will probably love my hair. Oh and by the way, this is the goal:
Looking forward to that day.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Avg finish time for this amazing group of runners was between 32-35 min!
This, my friend, is known as DOOMSDAY HILL. Highly anticipated by all Bloomies.
Crazy to think we were in that mix...W.O.W.
(snapshot of early morning, pre-race)
We found pretty dang good parking and headed to the starting line. Along the way we crossed a bridge (one of 3) that people were slowly but surely filling up.
Its funny because we seriously, well at least I, was SO dang cold. Of course the excitement overpowered that though.
If you look hard enough, you can see how far back the group goes, and this is only ONE of the 8 (i think) color groups.
I wanted to show these cool tags that were used to track everyones time. Bloomsday is the longest, biggest race in the country that uses these "D-Tags" to accuratly track EVERYONES time. Pretty sweet.
...along with everyone else...
As our group continued to move toward the start line, I help but take pictures of just a couple of the trees drooping over with clothes, as well as the heeping PILES of clothing around them! And let me tell you what, who ever gets some of those clothes, got some seriously GREAT deals. We eyed a few things that I wish we could have grabbed haha!
Here you can see Bodie's red hoodie..
Warmed up, ready to go!
It truly turned out to be the BEST weather we could ask for. Luckily we wore the perfect attire. All along the way there were various bands performing, and people cheering you on. It was such a great environment. There were so many people around you at all times, you often had to weave in and around people, some times they would suddenly cut you off, which was annoying, but great fun nonetheless! Great Experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
As for our goals...
The race was 7.46 miles.
Bodie's Stats: (Goal to finish in under 1 hr).
Finish Time: 1:01:38 ....(SO CLOSE! Great job babe!)
Overall Place: 3,143 out of 50,611
Ran with a pace of 8:15 per mile
The average pace for 26-year-olds was 13:55
Placed 99th among 1,012 people the same age
Placed 107th among 3,149 people from Spokane Valley, WA
Placed 2,349th among 40,267 people from Washington
Placed 5th among 142 people with the same last name
Placed 2,463rd among 20,043 males
Placed 71st out of 346 among 26-year-old males
Placed 448th out of 2,254 people in your age group
Katie's Stats: (goal to run the whole thing (no walking!) in 1 hr 10 min or less)
Finish Time: 1:09:55..... (Woohoo! Barely made it!)
Overall Place: 6,801 out of 50,611
Ran with a pace of 9:22 per mile
The average pace for 24-year-olds was 13:37
Placed 170th among 841 people the same age
Placed 256th among 3,149 people from Spokane Valley, WA
Placed 5,090th among 40,267 people from Washington
Placed 17th among 142 people with the same last name
Placed 2,250th among 30,568 females
Placed 79th out of 564 among 24-year-old females
Placed 527th out of 4,273 people in your age group
As for future runs, we are gearing up for SPOKANE TO SANDPOINT and THE DIRTY DASH, as well as other various 5/10k's. Check em out!
Looking forward to a great summer!!!