Thursday, June 16, 2011

Three Things Thursday Race Report Style!!!

What a day it was yesterday!!! Again I am so thankful to have been able to make the drive and be part of it all! So think of my three things as a beginning, middle, end of my race journey!

1 Boston traffic.....
Boy is this something that I do not miss!
I know cities have traffic but it is easy to forget it when you are so removed! We have tourist traffic on the Cape but it is nothing like this! I do consider myself a Boston driver since I spent most of my driving years up here and the meaning cracks me up! Boston drivers are like short guys.....we have a chip on our shoulder! We are always in a hurry......we'll tailgate you and then as we pass you we'll give you the finger! (Don't worry finger throwing from this girl!) It can be stressful if you are from out of town but I love it!

2. Race time!!! As I said yesterday, this was my friend Julie's first 5k however I failed to mention that Julie has never even attended a race nor ever been in the vicinityy of a race! To illustrate this I would like to note that we had her convinced at the beginning of the week that she needed elbow and knee pads just in case! Either way we met at the park, got our numbers, and were ready for start time!

Jill, Carrie, and I

Jill, Carrie, Me, and Julie (note the matching Bondi Bands)

As nervous as Julie was she was in good hands with Jill and I! We were bound and determined to get her to finish strong! We probably laughed the entire time from the music Julie was playing on her iphone (we sounded like we were carrying a boom box) to the water stop where Julie almost threw her water on Jill. Julie did great and she finished....while calling me a psycho! I had so much fun laughing and seeing my friends! I will admit it is hard for me not to race but I know that Julie needed me there and I'm glad I could help. Plus I didn't feel like I was going to die at the end from running just shy of throwing up!

time...forgot to turn off my Garmin at the end....time well spent!

These were our Bondi Bands.....very true!!

This was also my first race in the Virtual Insanity 5k series held by Moms Run This Town! I wore this number on my back....and answered lots of questions!!

3. Go Bruins.....I'm not claiming to be a diehard Bruins fan but any Boston team is my team especially when they win the Stanley Cup after 39 years!!!! I was able to get home in time to watch the last period and celebrate!!!


  1. Sounds like you had a fun race! And how great to help your friend to her first finish!

  2. Sounds & looks like a great time! And how do the 3 of you look great in a Bondi Band? I look like a turtle in mine, & refuse to wear it outside the house.

  3. Trying to post! Jill

  4. Nice time! And I love I think I need some new ones! :)

  5. Too fun! I love the bondi bands. Running with friends is the best way to do it! Congrats to all of you.

  6. Fantastic Job to you racers!! Love the race outfit too..
    Boston traffic, Heh. I saw a little bit. I will always remember the giant BUG on the freeway between providence and Easton, MA. :)