Sunday, April 20, 2008

Hey Guys! I just got home from the 10k Sun Run. I was able to run the whole thing, and my shins are fine! YAY!!! I stretched really well before and after. I also took some Ibuprofen when I got home, and did some icing on my shins. Despite having only 5 hrs sleep and a major tummyache for the last 3 days, I made my goal of doing the race in 50-some mins. My Nike+ clocked me at about 57-58 mins, so we'll see when the official times are printed in the Vancouver Sun tomorrow. At about the 8k mark I felt like walking. I was really getting tired, but I checked my time and it was 47 mins. So, I KNEW that I had to really motor in order to reach my goal. I had to push myself near the end, but I did it! I'm so happy!!! This year I used a different strategy. I started right at the front of the pack of people. So I crossed the start line 30 seconds after the horn was blown (rather than 20 mins later like last year), and I didn't have to deek and dodge passing people the whole way. It was wayyyyy better. So I knocked about 9 mins off my time from last year, maybe I can take another 9 off next year too :O)


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17 comments:

candlerun (htabby) said...

Congratulations on a great run! And also it sounds like a PB for you too. Glad the shins held up for you there.

If you want to know the results, they are online already. I just finished getting some of my friends their results.

jaxgirl said...

Congrats! Good for you on persevering. Glad to hear the shins are on the mend!

Nancy said...

FANTASTIC! That's amazing!!! You should be so proud of yourself :-)

Laura said...

Wow! Congratulations. You should be so proud of yourself.

Vanessa said...

Great job! Glad to hear your shins didn't give you any trouble either.

Sarah said...

YEAH!!! That is great, glad to hear your shins held up and you finished within your goal, Congratulations!!

Karine said...

Congratulations Shaunna.
You outdid yourself AGAIN. This is big since you didn't even know till the very last minute if you would be able to do it.
Can't wait to see your official time and the pics OF COURSE.

Big pat on the butt to my sexy runner

mwwaaaah
Karine
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Jen said...

OHMIGOD!!!! SHaunna that is friggin amazing!!! You are just so awesome!!!

I bet you feel so pumped right now!!! (I find that I can push myself that extra bit if I know how much I have left...like you did at the 47 min mark...unless you are literally going to die, you can definitely do it!!!)

totegirl said...

What? Nothing can stop you girl! HOOORAY! Congrats, good job, and WOOHOOO!

Bi0nicw0man said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Way to go!!

Jennifer said...

Wow, that's awesome! Good for you! I bet you felt awesome afterwards!

Anonymous said...

You must feel great Shaunna. Way to go! You were really smart with how you handled the few weeks before the race too. What a great finishing time! You've reached your goal yet again.

C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S

Tamara

Shirls said...

holy crap girl! another 10km under an hour, totally blows my mind, you are amazing! I hope you and your shins are feeling awesome today :0)

Jessica's Journey To Being One Hot Mom! said...

Congratulations on the race! Great job. I'm so glad the shins are okay.

creatingadiva said...

congrats on that time!! thats amazing!

Lucas said...

You are a freakin' rock star! That's so awesome. Congrats to you for your success.

Sonya said...

Great job Shrunk! That's awesome!!!