Running for TJ
This morning I ran the Fraser Counseling Center 5K. This race benefits Helen's Haven, a local safe house for abused children.
I didn't have high hopes for a great time since I have been fighting a sore shin for a few days. To try to combat the sore leg, I bought new shoes Tuesday night. I've heard many times, never run a race in brand new shoes. Well, they weren't new since I ran in them once already.
I started the race very near the front for the first time and I'll say that makes a huge difference in race traffic. My first mile was a pain free 9 minutes. At the turn around I looked at my watch and saw 14:06....happy! The run back to the finish was downhill, well as downhill as it gets in coastal Georgia. When I made the turn into the parking area at the YMCA I could see 27x on the clock! I crossed the finish line at 27:54, a huge new PR for me!! My previous PR was 29:19. How do you PR a race by 1:25 with a sore shin? Who cares how, I did it! Really, don't doubt your ability and you can accomplish more than you will ever imagine!
Here's a shot of TJ waiting for me to finish.
Hitting the finish line with a big new PR
Me and my two best supporters!
2nd Place in the 45-54 AG! Bib #2 must have been good luck!
Thanks for taking time to read my RR.
I've found that the harder I work, the more luck I have.
YAYpril - B-Plus
Congrats on your huge PR and AG award! That's so great!
Congratulations on your AG award and your shiny new PR! I also love your bib number... #2!
PR: 5k 26:17 (10/13) 10k: 57:44 (7/14) HM: 2:18:26 (9/13) FM: 5:29 (1/14)
Congrats Robert! Your hard work is paying off!
Congrats on the award and love the pic of you in front of the sign.
Great job Robert! Looks like I was a beautiful day!
Hot Chocolate 5K Chicago November 4, 2012 30:17
Penguin in the Park 5K Decatur Illinois March 23,2013 27:08
Nice job. Plenty more PRs to come.
Congrats on the PR and the AG award. TJ must be very proud.
Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner
Next: San Francisco Marathon
"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."
Great job on the PR and AG award!!
2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k | sub-1:25 HM | BQ done! | sub-3 M
Woohoo! That's fantastic! Congratulations on the big PR and AG award! Great job, Robert, I'm so happy for you. I'm sure the love and support from your two awesome fans helped you a lot. Thanks, for sharing with us those great pictures!
PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013
Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013
4 years racing, 14 marathons, 14 BQs
Congratulations on the PR and AG!
Half Fanatic #3091 ~ Marathon debut: 11/16/13 Anthem Richmond Marathon
"Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious." - Rumi
Congrats Robert on the PR.
Way to go, Robert!! Congrats on your shiny new PR and on your AG award!! You totally ROCKED it!!
But The Smile That I Sent Out Returned With You.
I love sponge cake.
Nice, Robert! You are rocking those socks!!
Santa Anita Derby Day 5k - 5 Apr
Mountains to Beach Marathon - 25 May
That is a cause that is near and dear to my heart.
Congrats on the PR!
"Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."
Don't call me Buttercup!
Whoo hooo!! I knew you got a PR on this one, but I didn't realize you had an AG placement, as well!! Congrats!
Slow and steady wins the.... wait a second! I've been lied to!