Saturday, January 22, 2011

Winner. Champ. Hero. Conquerer. Medalist. Master. Star.

Numero Uno.
Ya...That's Right. I FINALLY WON!

Last week, I decided on my January Run For The Bling Of It Challenge race and found myself driving down to Eugene last night for a little Pottery Painting with Mai and my mom at Brush-Fire Pottery By You before settling in for a good night's sleep in preparation for this race:

I told my brother last weekend that I had finally entered a race I had a chance of winning. The winner would not be the fastest time, but rather the one who had the closest finishing time to their predicted time (without using watches or timing devices...THIS was hard!). I wanted to run faster than 10m/m so I predicted a finish time of 35:50 and I not only ran a good and mostly pain free (yay!!) race at 9:38m/m but I came in 1st in my age group!!...
...out of 1   :-D
...but I did come in 19/46 overall and I WON THE RACE!!! My predicted time was only 2 seconds off from my finishing time. Yes. I really am that good tease.



I proudly wear my bling!!! I got the sweatshirt for overall winner and of course my medal...
and a nice tech shirt in blue...
and some lovely hot chili to warm my wintery insides after the race. I also won complimentary entry to another race down in Eugene on March 24th ~ The Bring In Spring 5k ~ So I guess my March race is now officially planned.
I'm also doing The Shamrock and Natasha's Run in March, so I guess I can consider March FULL!

Thanks for listening me toot my own horn. I'm sure an occasion such as this win will not likely happen again, so you are safe from any future gloating :-D

23 comments:

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Way to go you big winner!

Elizabeth said...

that is awesome!! congrats!! and you deserve to gloat and you should. :) i think races like that are really cool. wish we had one here!

Amanda@runninghood said...

This is awesome! Yay! Congrats. Way to know yourself!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

You should be super proud!! Lots like you made a haul with your winnings!!

Eugene is such a great running community, I wish I lived closer! Pullman is too far!

Enjoy your victory!

Stacie said...

Congrats!!!! That is awesome. I wish I lived closer to Portland/Eugene. There are so many races.

Pam said...

That is just TOO FLIPPIN' COOL!!!!

Does your AG award say anywhere on it that you were the only person in that AG? haha

I don't know yet how many were in my AG yesterday. I just know three of them were in front of me.

Abby said...

Yay, Yay, yay!!! That's awesome!

Jeremiah and I did a time predict one on Thanksgiving morning. I was WAY off. I put a far fetched goal on there thinking it would make me run harder. We get there and it's a hilly all cross country course. It was fun though, it really is different not having a garmin or even a watch.

That's great you have a full March planned. You will have a lot to focus on in Feb. Your training for your 1/2 ironman is going to fly by!

Natalia said...

You rock star you! Way to go, and super congrats! What a great way to celebrate your return to injury free running.
Enjoy it, and gloating is mandatory!

Rose said...

That's awesome!!!! Go you!

My Life and Running said...

Awesome! Congrats on that age group win! :)

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel said...

I'm suck a sucker for good race shwag :) Sounds like a fun morning and a nice shirt to boot!

Kim (Book Worm Runs) said...

That is awesome!!! Congrats and enjoy every minute!! :)

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Your deserve to toot your own horn. Congrats!!

Julie said...

Thanks Ladies! I'm still on my Winners High :-)

Small Town Runner said...

Oh!!!!!!!!!!!! You are VERY consistent!
One of these days I am gonna have to try that Winter Predictor. Thanks for the heads up on the Eugene Race in March. My hubby wants to do a 5K and we couldn't find one before May. He didn't want to do any other distance. There's also the Truffle Shuffle in Feb- chocolate at the end of 4 miles. :)

CONGRATS on the WIN!!! =D You are GOOD!

Lisa said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! How cool! I've never run a race before. You should feel really proud!

Julie said...

Lisa...except for a little thing we like to call HOOD TO COAST!!!!!! what do you mean you've never run a race?
:-)

Adrienne said...

Sweet! That is impressive to know the time you are going to finish.....and a 1st place is a 1st place!

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Glad to know I'm not the only one to do that. Crazy

Aimee said...

Woohoo! That is awesome! I can't believe you predicted your time within 2 seconds...that's just crazy!

MsSecAF said...

That is so awesome that you won and that your prediction was right on!!! I feel like my time is all over the place, so I'm not sure I could get down to second like you did! Great job!!

Julie D. said...

Wow. what a fun race and an awesome WIN!! Congrats. thanks for the comment on my blog...love this blogging community. I had to laugh about the figure/fitness blog world--I would never fit in there with my two bowls of mocha almond fudge the other day. ;)

ratherthecouch said...

Awesome job! I did a race similiar to this way back when and didn't get anywhere close.

shannon said...

Nice job, Numero Uno! :)