Friday, September 26, 2008

Kaiser Permanente Corporate Challenge

The Kaiser Corporate Challenge, 5K Run/Walk, took place on Thrusday evening. I was hoping for it to be easier than it was. The race started at 7:00pm and honestly, working all day wearing a suit and heels wears me out. Halfway through the run my muscles were buring and the voice in my head was weighing the run/walk option but I am proud to say I ran the whole thing with a fairly good time. I think it was at the 30 minute mark. The finish line time was 32:17 but that was based on the 7:00pm start but I was towards the back of the pack. I am hoping to see the official chip time soon. Our company had a good turn out and awards were presented for the top 3 overall finishers for men and women and the top 3 men and women Masters. And would you know...wait for it...I am the proud owner of a 3rd place Women Master trophy. I love my company, they just keep finding ways to make me feel good about myself. I was a bit, I guess you would say, embarassed to recognized in the Master group, (The trophy even reads Masters (40+) less I forget I am over 40.) but I got over it pretty quick. I have my eye on a 2nd place trophy next year. I figure I have a pretty good shot at it if I keep running, lose a little poundage making myself more aerodynamic, and we don't have any fast runners who turn 40 in the next year or fast female runners over joining the company. As part of Talent Acquisition, I'll have to keep an on that...

Oh, and the best part ~ No shin splint!!

1 comment:

AKA Alice said...

Hooray for no shin splints! And congrats on the 3rd place finish. That's awesome.

I'm doing an evening race next month. I'm glad you wrote about it. I've never done a 7pm race before. It'll be interesting.