I signed up months ago to run the America's Finest City 5K on August 19th with some co-workers. I was so glad I didn't consider running the half marathon, because it was really hot and humid that day - I would've been miserable! New rule: Races should not be scheduled in August!
I was pretty out of shape for this run, since I hurt my foot a couple of months ago and have hardly run since then. I'm able to handle short distances like this okay, but then my foot hurts for two days afterwards, so I'm still taking time off.
The race scenery was beautiful since we ran 3.1 miles through San Diego's famous Balboa Park, but it was hilly, too. I had never had too many problems during a 5K before, but the lack of training + hills + humidity really got to me and I had to stop and walk a few times to catch my breath.
Dan and I at the start/finish line of the 5K.
Co-workers and friends
My co-worker Janeece and I sweating profusely after the race. She's training for a half marathon on Labor Day, so she ran to the 5K site and back home again afterwards for a total 9-mile run!
And I got this blurry photo of the first female finisher, whose time was 1 hour 16 minutes. She immediately starting limping and clutching her thigh after she crossed the finish line, so she apparently ran that fast with an injury. I just need to shave an hour off my half marathon time and I'll definitely beat her next year, no big deal.
Chris and Judy said that Ian and Jon tried to do Chinese acrobat tricks all week after watching the show.