SOCIAL MEDIA

04 April 2017

10k Race Recap (What Did He Win This Time?)

On Sunday Angel ran his 2nd 10k of the year. I reverted to my normal role of observer for this race.

Angel was pretty excited about this race--you can tell from how much he's talking in the video. Usually he's more on the quiet side when in front of the camera. :P




One little story from the race is that I walked past the finish line before any of the runners came back in, one of the race's organizers called out, "Hey, you're not running?"

I laughed and said, "No, running isn't really my thing."

He said, "I think I know your husband--he won the bike last year, right?"

Yes, yes he did.

Another one of the organizers complimented me on my hair. Pro tip: Don't color your hair purple if you don't like hair compliments. My hair is the natural messy wavy curls I've always had...but because it's purple, I get a lot of comments on it!





We did stay for the lucky draw, but this time, he didn't win a bike. He didn't win anything! But there was a great sense of camaraderie among all of the runners waiting to see if they might win a lucky draw prize. We were all holding our breaths as they read out the numbers one by one and all groaned together when we weren't picked. It was quite a fun race morning. The race organizer who remembered Angel from last year made extra-sure that Angel picked up a coffee and a chocolate bun from the post-race refreshment tables.

With a time of 41:14, it wasn't the fastest race he's run in the past year, but snagging 10th place in the Men's Open (about 16th place overall, because a few Veterans can in ahead of him) in a race with one thousand participants is no small feat! We had a fun morning at the park! Although...we've started to get a bit spoiled, and we tend to think Angel ought to win a trophy AND a lucky draw prize at every race. That might be asking too much, huh? ;)

Anyone else get some exercise in the past week? I'm feeling like a few rounds of "Just Dance" would be a fun way to get my heart rate up...but not too high up. Not 10k up.

17 comments :

  1. Congrats to Angel! I'd say that 10th is pretty awesome. It sounds like you two had such a good time! I have not done too much in the way of exercise, except that today I managed to make myself run in place in my living room for 40 minutes while listening to a podcast. But I don't do that very often :P

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  2. Wow! Such a fit couple. That is my #relationshipgoals! Congrats to Angel on earning 10th place. I'm sure you were his biggest cheerleader!

    xoxo,

    Berniedette | PetiteAndToned.com

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  3. I would be an observer, too because I'm lazy AF but woo! Go, Angel! 10k sounds like such a long marathon to me (again, lazy). I'd be more than happy with a time of 41:14 aha! I'm glad he ended up having fun, that's the main thing. :)

    Christie's Take on Life. xx

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  4. Congrats, Angel! I am not a runner so I would be cheering everyone on with you. In the past few weeks I've gotten do to a bunch of hikes. It's my favorite form of exercise. I hurt my ankle a few months ago and I hadn't really been able to exercise for a while. It felt so good to get back on the trails!

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  5. If I ran a 41:14, well first off, I'd vomit but then I'd jump up and down with joy! That is super fast and 10th place is really great! I'm glad you took books. I take books now when Dave goes to State Capitols and museums because he likes to read signs in great detail. =)

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  6. That's such a great time - congratulations to him!

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  7. Congrats to your hubby! I admire people that can do marathons. I've always wanted to but I don't know if I ever will.

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  8. Congrats to him! I would eventually like to work up to a 10k but for now I'm pretty good with a 5k! And even those I mostly walk. ;)
    Beth
    http://www.thebethnextdoor.com

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  9. Congrats to Angel! I love the little trophy, and races where everyone is working together and cheering each other on are my favorite!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  10. I am not a runner AT ALL so this is mega impressive to me!

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  11. Ugh, he's so fast. What a jerk ;)

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  12. Also, what are you using to film the video? Looks great! Fun to see/hear him :)

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  13. Congrats to your husband! I'm SO not a runner either. haha I love your hair. :)

    -Lauren

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  14. Your purple hair rocks, and 16th out of 1,000 is still pretty awesome :)

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  15. That is a fantastic achievement!! I went running with my friend this week... 7km's in 48 minutes (not our best time), but to put that in to perspective, it really shows how your hubby must have been flying along!!

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  16. Congrats to Angel! My dad is a marathon runner, but he's never won any race. Although he has broken a few personal records of his

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  17. Thanks Rachel, for featuring your favourite food and dishes from Malaysia and Penang in particularly:) it is no wonder CNN and BBC highlighted that Penang is one of the top food destinations and places to visit in the world. I am proud to be a true Penangite, and am glad you find this little island as your home as well. The Pearl of the Orient it is called, and for a good a reason no doubt. :)

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