Ben and I are training for a half-marathon, and what better way to keep up a training regimen than by providing regular, public proof that you’re making progress?
The 13-mile run that we’re signed up for is the Foot Traffic Flat on Sauvie Island. In the meantime, we’re also running the Cinco de Mayo 10K (which is actually on Ocho de Mayo), and oh yeah, we ran in the Shamrock 5K! Here we are, waiting with 30,000 of our closest friends for the run to start:
And here we are after running 3.1 sunny miles (well, sunny for Portland in March). We posted 34:20; not our best for a 5K, but this run had hills. Let’s have a hand for Ben; this was his first race ever!
And now for some historical perspective: here I am running the Shamrock 5K in 2007. Quite a lot has changed since then; I’ve shaved 10 minutes off my time, and about 25 pounds off my frame.