Monday, March 22, 2010
Always a Party!!!
Yesterday, 26,000 of us here in Chicago decided to get up early on a chilly, chilly Sunday morning and freeze our patooties off in order to run the 2010 Shamrock Shuffle!
For those of you that do not know, the Sham Shuff is an 8K race (5 miles) that is considered the kick-off to the Chicago running season.
It's also another excuse for runner's to have a little fun and do what we do!
Well, I started off on a good note! Yesterday, I managed to achieve a Personal Best in this race.
Not only a personal best...but I OBLITERATED my previous best time by 2 and a half minutes.
Honestly...I have NO IDEA where that came from!
I managed to finish the Shuffle in a time of 32 minutes 11 seconds!
This averages out to 6:26 minute/mile. What the????
So, of course I treated myself to a huge Chipotle burrito last night! AND...chips & guacamole!!!
Overall, I came in 471st out of about 26,000 runners. (Top 1.8%)
This kind of blows my mind, to realize that out of all these runners in Chicago, I am somehow in the top 500 fastest for a 5 mile race.
But you know...even though I try to run as fast as possible, it's also just as fun for me to see people sign up to run this race for the first time ever; or people who just strive to push themselves to complete the entire thing without walking at all.
Some people just do this to raise money for charity...and I love that!!
I also like getting to share a beer with all of them once the race is done! PARTY TIME!!!