Saturday, August 02, 2008
Pig Gig 5K Race
I walked the PigGig 5K race in Bay City this morning. Did it in 52:09 minutes - which is about 40 seconds faster than my best race time so far.
I literally finished LAST place though. LOL! I stayed back from the crowd at the start line so I was at the back of the pack. There were 4 of us ladies who were at the end and we all crossed the finish line together. It was definitely a runners race and actually organized by the Bay City Runners Club (I think) so the walkers were pretty scarce to begin with. I'm proud of my time, so that's all that counts.
After the race we (my mom went with me) hung out at the Pig Gig -- rib festival. Not a lot of stuff to do unless you were a kid or someone who ate a lot. They had a tent with cooking demonstrations going on that we spent a lot of time at. After each demo, we got some samples. Some very good food going on there! And I got a great recipe for a grape salad that I want to try out.
Bad news is that I caved in at the offer of a cookie. They had a kid's hour cookie decorating time and there were some left over. So the cooking demo tent folks had the leftover cookies for sale at .50 each. These were huge cookies! Big fat sugar cookies probably 4" across with a pile of frosting and sprinkles. I ate about 1/3 of it. Surprised I finished that much. Kind of dumb to be eating that much sugar while I was out and about and nowhere near a bathroom -- but thankfully I didn't dump.
Overall... a good day. The pic here is one (of way too many) that my mom took of me at the race today.