2010 Peachtree Road Race Recap

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

This past Sunday me and more than 50,000 of my closest friends ran in one of the world’s largest 10K’s – the 2010 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Oh, and I rocked it. My official time 1:11:03. That’s a PR for me. This is my fifth time running the Peachtree but never have I paid attention to my time since it was, hmm, let’s just say really slow. OK, I realize that an 11+ minute mile is creeping to many folks, but it’s all relative, and exciting for me. Especially since I played tennis, swam and celebrated The Fourth of July, ahem, the day before. That probably wasn't the wisest pre-race day plan since I woke up the next morning at 6 a.m., sluggish, and hadn't laid out any of my race day necessities.

After finding my running shoes, gasp, and pulling some safety pins off of a previous number I headed out the door to park my car downtown near the finish line and hop the MARTA up to Buckhead for the start. I quickly found my father, my cousin Nancy and her girls. We snapped a few pics, found the porta-potties with the shortest lines (always a mission for me) and joined the masses in our starting waves.

My pre-race pic sporting the new shades I got at the expo

Me and my pops. So proud of him, it’s his first race in several years.

The gals getting ready to go

I was in Start Wave T – we took off around 8:45 a.m. The winners started at 7:30 a.m.

Now that's a flag! We were celebrating The Fourth of July

Seconds before my start

Seconds before my finish

Nancy and I feeling good in Piedmont Park after the race

The coveted Peachtree Road Race T-shirt

Yes, I did slip into my T-shirt when I got home ... and into a really comfortable spot on my couch.
 
Winks & Smiles,
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4 comments:

workout mommy July 6, 2010 at 10:54 AM  

awesome job! and you look fantastic!! I am missing you and your smile! :)

Wifey July 7, 2010 at 6:40 PM  

Thanks @workout mommy! Missing you, too!

nycgirl0501 July 9, 2010 at 5:54 PM  

Great job! I can't wait to run my first 5K in Sept!

price per head services December 20, 2012 at 10:57 PM  

Great job. You have been working hard to improve your time a lot and I glad that you did it.

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