29 April 2009

Running Lately

In case you didn't know, I've been steadily training all year long for the Indianapolis Mini 500 Half-marathon, which is this Saturday! Mom & Dad are running it, too, and I'm super excited! I ran 10 miles in 1:40 last Monday, which is fantastic for me! My first half-marathon time was just under 2:30, and I'm hoping to run this race in 2:10. Anyway, more on this weekend's race after I run it.

Lately I've had a couple of really fun and successful 5Ks:

When Mom was visiting we had the pleasure of running with the Orlando Women Runner's group at the Windermere Run Among the Lakes 5K. They had Panera and Chik-fil-a there - yummy! Neither Mom or I ran that great a time, but we had a blast regardless! It was really fun to share OWR with my Mommy.

Mom and I in our traditional pre-race photo:

The OWR group + Momma:

The other 5K I ran recently was the Corporate 5K at Lake Eola in downtown Orlando. The race was HUGE! Numerous corporations in the area sponsor teams to run this race to support the community. This year Lockheed Martin had its largest team yet! Krista ran with the Campus Crusade team; they had the largest team present! She had a really great race, too! I was quite surprised when I finished in 25'55" despite the severe crowds! That time is a personal record on the 5K! After the race we had pizza and hung out with new friends within Lockheed Martin. It was a great time.

Here is a picture of Lake Eola, some city skyline, and the fountain:

There are tons of swans that reside at Lake Eola. There are even swan paddle boats for rent on the lake! I guess the swans make the lake a bit of an attraction. They are such graceful creatures! Here is a pretty swan I saw before the race:

And here is a photo of me and some friends from work:

(Going left to right, I don't know the first guy, me, Steve's wife (Laura, I think?), Steve, JT, and another guy I don't know.)

Wish me luck at my 13.1 mile race this weekend!


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