Sunday, May 16, 2010

Run Day BeatTheBridge

Our NW Crossfit team getting ready for the race -
Great friends and people I spend a lot of my spare time with!!


A fun little warm-up



The girls (I can thank them for getting me to sign up)
Lindsay, Leslie, and Laura


What a nice hubby I have to come support me 
and document my exciting day bright and early!


Putting our electronic readers on our shoes 
to get an accurate race time - Isn't technology impressive?


Last group photo - - Getting nervous for 5 MILES, ha!


Among the gazillion of runners, I am shocked that Gabe was able to find me out of the crowd and catch me coming down the stretch of the UW Husky Stadium  I love it!  I really wish I would have gone in the second wave instead of the third, the last one, because it was insane the amount of people we had weave through.  That comes with any race though and the runners probably thought the same thing who passed me!



I don't ever recall running in an organized run longer than a 5k, but after this ... I am ready to sign up for my more!  It was the perfect distance, the weather was great, and I was impressed with myself being able to keep a good pace (for not training!!).  


After I crossed the University Bridge at the 2 mile mark, it took me 23 minutes to finish the last 3 miles which was about a 7:30 min mile.  The race was easy once I made it through the crowds and crowds of runners, but 41:20 time isn't too shabby.


Good times had by ALL



Thanks to all the music suggestions.  My trusty iPod was a huge success with upbeat songs to keep me kickin'


*I haven't posted videos of myself on my blog before, and I really debated with the ones above.  But, I figure why not!

50 comments:

Neely said...

Great Job Kelsey!!! If you are in Dallas around Christmas you should do the white rock half marathon. Ive done it the last 3 years and the weather is soooo good!

Ashley said...

Awesome ! Both my parents have Diabetes and that is awesome you ran for that cause ! Looks like you had fun !

Candi said...

Awesome! Y'all are great runners! My friends and I are just starting out with 5K run/walks...although I mostly "crawl"... :)

Aly @ Analyze This said...

AWESOME!!! Congrats, girl! Your videos were so cute! I love how proud your hubby was of you!! :) I hope you are resting those legs! Take care and have a wonderful week sweet friend! :)

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun!

Sam said...

This is so awesome! I'm really impressed that you did this, especially without training for it! Good for you! :)

Jenn @ WestSacHoney said...

Awesome looks like a fun race! I've been debating on doing a 5k but your time whew! I never would get close to that! Loved the videos too!

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Congrats on the race!
I do 5ks... but can't go much higher! (low blood sugar).

But your time is pretty close to mine! I have about a 7min mile.
Love the pictures!

Kristen said...

Way to go! That is a fantastic time!

Jenni said...

Wow, congratulations! That is so impressive!!

Tickled Pink said...

wow-- you are awesome!!

Brittany said...

YOU GO GIRL!!

Shelby Bukhenik said...

That 's an amazing time....especially since you haven't been training! But, either way its a great time and looks like a really fun event!

Teresa said...

KELSEY GIRL!!!!!
KELSEY GIRL!!!!
KELSEY GIRL!!!!
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am in AWE at YOU!
WOWOWOWOWOWOOWWWW!
You go girl!
I can totallllllleee see you running a marathon!
ANd I mean it!
I am in total amazement!
You are an IRON...freakin...WOMAN!
Will you TRAIN me!!!!!!!
Kelsey I loved the videos!
Loved hearing YOU talk!
And I love you!
YOU ROCK Sweet Girl!
You BEAM with being FIT!
xxooxox

Brittany said...

Congrats Kelsey! That's so awesome :-)

I think it's cute that your husband was so proud and able to pick you out of the crowd to video tape you running to the finish line!

I'm hoping one day I'll at least run a 5k.

MCW said...

I love how in the background you can here "Leslie is looking for Kate" and "Cody is looking for Justin" hahaha
Congrats! So impressive!

ReJOYce! said...

Wow Kelsey, how fun! Go Kelsey, Go Kelsey!!!

Kendra said...

That is so impressive. So happy for you. Greta job lady.

Lindsay said...

Good for you! This is amazing!

Our Happy Married Life... said...

running is SOOO addicting. Beware! awesome time especially for not training. Next thing you know you'll be running a half marathon.

Ali said...

Go, girl! That is amazing. You are so cute in the video, too!

Cheryl said...

that is a FAST time! You should run more!
How fun!!
Glad you had a great day, I find organized runs so much motivation!

Jax said...

Hell yes! Way to go, girl! :) Congrats!!! Love the videos! So fun! You're adorable! My girl friend's gym just started Crossfit...making it the first place in town that has it without a bunch of huge buff guys as the primary clientele... so we think we wanna try it!

Lindsay said...

That race caused ALOT of traffic let me tell ya!!!! congrats on finishing it!! but it was for a good cause, so the waiting in traffic was okay!

Lindsay

Emily @ Longley's in San Diego said...

awesome job!!

Jen said...

Wow Amazing job Kelsey!! You are so inspiring (and you look fantastic!)
You go girl! :)

Annie said...

This is great! Way to go. I've only run one race, but would love to get back into it. There's an overwhelming feeling of accomplishment when you're done! Good job!

Arrie said...

I really like your shirt with a pocket. I think I should have one! Think they make them in pregnant sized? Great job! You totally look like a professional runner.

Mrs. Hesson said...

You go girl!! That is so awesome. I want to look into one but I am terrified!

Roxanne said...

yay so fun! what a supportive hub :) annnnd this makes me ITCH to have a NON-PREGNANT BODY so i can go run (which ive always hated but have been craving like crazy lately-ha!!) and sweat and lose my breath. way to go stud!

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

Congratulations on your race, I can't wait for my first race this Saturday. It's always fun running with friends. If you can suggest any songs please let me know. lol

Natasha said...

Congrats Kelsey!! You did great and so sweet of hubby to come support you, too--told you it was addicting... haha--now move to a 1/2 and you'll really be hooked =)

Mateya said...

Awesome! I love the video of you crossing the finish line and Gabe saying, "Yeah! Get it Kelsey!" haha so cute!

Mrs. Potts said...

Great job! You totally kicked butt in my opinion. :) Love the first video.

katie + bret said...

Way to go kelsey!!! FUN! :)

Cody and Lindsay said...

HAHA that video cracks me up!! We should post it on the NWCF website! LOL

Had a great time! See you tonight if I can get off early enough for the 5:30!

Christy said...

Great job! And great pace!

Jenny DB said...

WOW that is incredible time!! good work :) you rocked it!!!!

Caroline said...

Congratulations!!! Looks like a great time

Cassie said...

Congrats-you did awesome!!!!!

Love the videos!

Jamie Pickle said...

Way to go girl!!!!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on the accomplishment! That's amazing!!!! And I wish I looked that good in spandex!

Sarah said...

Wow! 5 mile run!! I would pass out from exhaustion:) Good for you!
You guys looked so cute doing your warm up in the video!

OceanDreams said...

I can't watch the videos yet, but it looks like you had a nice time! That's so sweet that your hubby can pick you out of the crowd. You look so fit and joyous sweetie!

Sarah Mina said...

Congrats on the 8K! Looks like you had a great time!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

NICE TIME Lady!!
I have a 10 race next month! I have not ran an organized race in 6 years!
I asked my TRX instructor about Crossfit yesterday. She wants to get it up to our area ...but it may take a while! I referenced what you and Jenny say about it! :)

Meghan said...

Awesome job! Our times were pretty similar. :) Maybe I'll see you at some more races soon. I am doing a 5k in June!

Candi @ Candace Rose said...

Congrats on the run! I have always suffered from shin splints and wish I enjoyed running. Hopefully I can find some stretches/exercises so I can get to enjoying it!

Samantha said...

GREAT JOB KELSEY!!! YOU SHOULD BE SO PROUD OF YOURSELF!!

Jill said...

WOO HOO! way to go!!!

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