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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Early Entry

So, I did Nancy's "10K on the 10th" today, the 7th, because I would like to do a long run on Saturday, and I know the RD is understanding of such conflicts, so I went ahead and got my race in this evening. My race went pretty well, and the splits were as follows:

1: 9:26
2: 9:06
3: 9:30
4: 9:37
5: 9:47
6: 9:27
.2: 1:47

Total Time: 58:42

I know the RD doesn't divide results by Age Group, but something I forgot to mention about the Disney 15K was that that was my first race in a new AG: So long 25-29, hello 30-34 group! So, on the Disney results page, it listed my placement in my AG, but it didn't tell me how many were in the group; thus, in my book, it had no meaning. As I said, I know this virtual race won't list us by Age Group, but I do consider it my second race in the 30-34 age range -- in my book, this AG now rocks because of my presence!

In other news, I did a whole lotta nuthin today. It was glorious. I finished reading Franzen's "The Corrections" and thought it was excellent. It deserves a lot of serious literary criticism and analysis, all of which I will spare you from here, so I will merely say that it was an astounding novel. But after such serious reading, I felt the need for some "brain candy" and I went to the bookstore in search of some light reading. I picked up Stephanie Meyer's "The Host" and Jen Lancaster's new memoir "Such a Pretty Fat." For those who may still be unfamiliar with Lancaster, go hop over to her blog and laugh your head off; I credit her with adding such gems as "asshat" and "fucktard" to my vocabulary. I started with her book this evening, and it's such fast, easy reading (and seriously, it is hil-ar-i-ous) that I've already read 100 pages, and I'm pretty sure it will be polished off by tomorrow (despite those two pesky classes I have to teach in the morning).

And that's pretty much been my day. Now, I have some more reading to do and some "Top Chef" to watch. Toodles!


Anonymous said...

Welcome to the 30-34 AG - isn't it nice. I've only done one race in it myself.
Nice job on the 10K! I need to go back and read your other race report - I'm sure you did smashing.
Enjoy top chef.

AnthonyP said...

Very nicely done !

Running Knitter said...

nice job on your 10K!

Laura N said...

Nice run Jess! 30's looking good on ya.

And I love the new living room arrangement from your previous post. Sweet set up. You definitely gotta get a big screen TV though. High def is freaking awesome.

I just ordered Jen Lancaster's new book yesterday. It'll get here Friday. I read her first and loved it. Looking forward to #3.

Hope the rest of your week is good.

teacherwoman said...

Nice job on the 10K! Prior to my run tonight I didn't think I would be able to participate... but I am still hoping to do so on saturday!

I still have a couple years left in my age group! A couple years to work on my speed! HA!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

COOL!!! An entrant!!

Nice going. Glad you got it in early.

Crystal said...

I think I'm going to have to pick up the Lancaster book after you and Shannon talked about it, sounds like a fun read. I've been on a Boleyn reading kick up but I think I need to shake it up a bit.

Kevin said...

Great job on the 10K. I am going to do minoe on Sat as part of my 10 mile run

Viv said...

Welcome to the group. I guess we should get ready to be rolled out and smoked. :-)

Great 10K Jess, I long for the under an hour, one day.

sRod said...

Look at you being an overachiever.

Marcy said...

SWEET JOB chica! Ok now I feel better having another chica do it early too ;-)

I'm scared of the 30-34 AG-ers. They're pretty hardcore LOL. One more year and I'll be joining you hehe.

Vanilla said...

Great job on the 10K and welcome to the 30 - 34 age group.

In case you're not following along in the comments at my blog (why would you be?) I responded to your critique. :)

Anonymous said...

Nice job on the run. In a couple of months I'll be joining you in the 30-34 AG. It's a little scary.

Jess said...

Nice job on your 10K!

chia said...

Hey! I just looked and it says there are 389 participants with finishing times in your grouping. I'm proud to mention that the slowest was from Michigan. Represent *pound pound fist*

P.O.M. said...

Nice job on the run and the new loot!

Firefly's Running said...

Awesome job! I love "Top Chef". BTW, you might see a bit of me in a future episode very soon. :D

Margo said...

I'm gonna have to check out all of those books. I keep Stephanie Meyer's books but I've never read one.

Top Chef was pretty good the other night!

Good job on your run!

Mendy said...

Nice 10K!

Okay, checked out that book "Such a pretty fat". I may be picking that one up. Thanks!