Monday, May 16, 2011

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon/10K Walk

I entered my first ever timed race on May 15th and didn't do too bad if I must say so myself. I've been training for the 3-day, 60 mile Susan G Komen walk and thought this would be a good event in which to get some training. A 10K is a 6.2 mile event. As I don't run unless I'm being chased by something that could eat me, I chose to walk.  Daugther walked with me, or rather I signed up to walk with her.  The day was miserably cold and rainy, but we bonded during our time of comparing red cheeks, wet hair and blue lips. Not the fashion statement I was going for, but my cold blue fingernails matched beautifully to pull together this lovely ensemble.

Daughter and I were doing well until we stopped walking, then we both sort of waddled, or felt like we were, as our complaining bodies made us feel like little 80 year old women. But over all, I was fairing about the same as the "kids" who were 20 + years my junior.

A little Aleve and some hot tea made things better once we were back home.

I get to brag just a little about my stats. See below. A walking pace of a 20 minute mile is a good pace and I shaved off a few minutes from that.  My division was my age group, and no, I"m not going to tell you what my age is. The chip time is the sensor that was on my racing bib. The clock time is when our division of the race started, which means we were in the back of the crowds and caught up as we went along.

Clock Time 01:50:58

Chip Time 01:47:36

Overall Place 254 / 13309

Gender Place 201 / 7399

Division Place 26 / 430

Pace 17:19.6


  1. Hi Mindy, ever since my foot reconstruction three and a half years ago, I have had that pain across the top of my foot. What I do for mine is get what they call a bar put on the bottom of my shoe. It costs 25.00 but worth every penny. The orthodics didn't do it for me. The bar sound like a piece of iron but it is actually a hard piece of rubber and you can't see it unless you turn your shoe over. It was done in the Drs. office where my foot Dr. is. Whenever I get a new pair of tennis shoes, I take it to them to get the bar put on. If your Dr. doesn't know about this, he should. Let me know if I can help. I'm proud of you for all your training.
    Love you, Mom

  2. Wow Mindy, you're doing great! It's so good to see you fight back for this worthy cause and by being proactive, you in turn benefit from the results. Keep up the great work! Love me