Last night, Jason and I went to see Spring Awakening with our friend Danny. Beforehand, we went to Gordon Biersch for dinner. They brew their own beer, so we got a flight so we could sample them. Each of these glasses held 3 oz of beer.
I liked the ones on the ends the best – one was a Golden Lager and one was a Blonde Ale. For my meal, I got the hummus goat cheese salad with chicken. I mean, how could I not? Hummus and goat cheese are two of my favorite foods.
The salad was huge. This picture does not do it justice. I have a pretty hearty appetite and was only able to eat maybe a third of it before I was stuffed!
After we dinner, we made our way over to the Fox.
I enjoyed the play. It wasn’t my favorite musical, but I still enjoyed it. We were sitting in the way back and I was having trouble seeing though.
I set my alarm for 6:40 this morning and got ready for my 10K. I ate an Arnold Thin with Almond Butter and was on my way. It took about half an hour to get the start. I brought my Garmin but when I parked my car, I couldn’t find it and just went without it. (After the race, I discovered that it was in my sweatshirt pocket that I’d left in the car). I got my number and chip and waiting for about ten minutes for the race to start. While I was waiting, I saw this guy that’s a friend of a friend that I seem to see at EVERY single race or festival that I go to. It’s to the point where when we see each other, we’re like, “Of course you’re here!”
They had pace groups and I lined up between the 9 and 10 minute groups but closer to the 10 minute. I think I crossed the start line 20-30 seconds after the race began. I didn’t have my Garmin, but there were people calling out the race times so I was able to hear all of my splits. These are all estimates because I don’t remember exactly what the people said, but I think mile 1 was around 9:40. There was a little hill between Miles 1 and 2 and I was surprised to hit the mile 2 marker around 18 minutes. I stopped at a water station right before mile 3 and hit that one at around 27 minutes.
After three miles, I started to get a bit tired. I’m not used to running 9 minute miles! I think I slowed down a bit because Mile 4 was about 37 minutes and Mile 5 was 47. At mile 5, I was really starting to want to walk. I stopped for water and when I started to run again, I saw this woman who was running my pace and just kept telling myself to keep up with her and not to stop. I got to Mile 6 at 57 something. I could see the finish line ahead of me soon after that and all I could see was a big 59:17. I got a surge of energy and sprinted over the mat in something like 59:35. I’m not even sure what the time was, but I know it was 59 something!!! I did it! I finally ran a sub-hour 10K! That is very fast for me and I am very proud of myself. Chip time to come soon. I hope it’s 58 something. That would be amazing.