A blog about Trace and her races.

I Smell A Rat

First Overall Woman - Every Child Matters 5K


The past week has been dreadfully long and pretty painful for more reasons than I will elaborate publicly. Doing everything in my power to dig deep and not slumber into that bat cave that I currently long for.

Running-wise, another solid week! Five weeks in and I am feeling very strong mentally and physically.  I am also taking note of the change of my energy while 5K training (compared to mary training).  So much more energy, so much more time on my hands – can’t complain, gotta enjoy it while I can. 🙂  Had a few good runs in this week – most notably track (see workout here), the Every Child Matters 5K (see workout here)  and today’s long run (see workout here). Just keeping all my fingers and toes crossed that they will continue to get better all the while avoiding injuries.

I ran that 5K yesterday and really, it wasn’t 5K, it was about 2.85 miles, nearly a quarter mile short! I found that rather disappointing because I am so eager to see where I will land at the finish line so I can determine a really 5K goal moving forward. I crossed the line at 16:59, first female and rather pissed off. I was really annoyed when on camera I was asked to say my name, finishing place and time because I wanted to throw that “but” in there right after saying, “Hi, my name is Tracy Bowling, I was the first female finisher with a time of 16:59.” Kind of felt like I was lying…oh well, not my fault. I know it is safe to say I would have ran low 18’s and that pushes my goal to break 18:00 this year. This is much easier than a mary just simply due to statistics – I can race a 5K every weekend and get lots of practice and experience without taking a major toll on my body. I guess we will just have to keep plugging away at it, I say “we” because my coach is 100% in to help make all my running goals realistic.

Not much else to say…I am typing from bed while I procrastinate packing my bags for NYC tonight.  All work I am afraid, and a little play that will surely equal one nice run in Central Park. Oh, I can’t forget hitting up all my favorite bead stores and restaurants!! I seriously LOVE New York.

RIP Remy

PS – RIP Remy.  He must have been visiting because I had never met him or any other rat for that matter at my place before. Apparently he had such a wild fiesta while I was away, gorging on my Tostitos chips, that he decided to stay permanently.  He only lasted two days here before the exterminator caught him. Gross right? Well I only tell you so you won’t ever ask to stay at my place when you have a marathon in my area… JK

2 responses

  1. tiny hiney

    OMG a rat?!?!?!?!

    You look super hot in your trophy photo and am super excited to see you take on the shorter races!

    June 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    • Thank you Nese, really needed this! Miss you!

      June 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm

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