Resolution Run 2011 5K & Polar Bear Dive!
I DID IT! I finished the 5K and Polar Bear Dive into Lake Washington this morning!
I was smart to find a good running buddy. My friend Carrie kept a great pace and kept me running the whole time. We finished a little over 30 minutes, which is surprising and awesome! I don't know the official time yet. We had to wear little time tags on our shoes - it felt so official. My other friend Rose ended up taking first for the women. Obviously I wasn't anywhere near her (except at the chili feed afterward!)
The day was beautiful - crisp and clear. The snow capped mountain range made a perfect backdrop for all my huffing and puffing. By the time we approached the launch area for the Polar Bear Dive I was already hot and pumped full of adrenaline so going into the lake was a breeze. This is definitely a great way to start off a new year :)
Ikaika wore his new Wisconsin jacket because we had to muster up some juju for the Rose Bowl this afternoon. Nothing like snuggling up with some great football after a cold, but accomplished, morning!