Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mermaid 5K - A Different Kind of PR

This past Sunday I did the Mermaid 5k in San Francisco.  I've done this event so many times - including the 10k one year - that I've lost count.  I usually have a number of friends at this race who I otherwise don't get to see very often, and this year was no different.  But for some reason this year we forgot to take a picture before the race.  Doh!

How's this for a course view?
I still haven't been able to run due to my hip, so I was really happy my friend Myla was there.  She has a new baby at home so she has not been running either, so it was nice to have a walking buddy.  It was a beautiful morning, though a little chilly at the start.  We lined up way in the back and just considered it a beautiful Sunday morning walk.  We even stopped to take pictures since we weren't in any big hurry.

Myla and me - all smiles! 
Alcatraz in the distance.
It was really nice to have someone to walk and talk with the entire time, especially since we don't see each other very often.  The miles flew by.  We finished in 57:10 which was a new PR for me for the slowest 5k ever.

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