Fatter…and Faster?

On the 4th, I ran the C.A.T. Walk and Fun Run in Hillsboro, Oregon.  Because I live in South Jesus and my brother lives in Hillsboro, I decided to spend the night at my brother’s house.  I still had to get up early…


But not as early as I’d have to get up if I stayed at home.  Fortunately, it was a beautiful morning.


And there were a lot of people out there for the race.


Or maybe they just went for the bounce house and kid stuff.


Anyway, the race started right on time and I was excited to get the damn thing over with.


As you know, I’ve been running a lot lately.  I’ve also been gaining a lot lately.  As in weight.  Probably about 10 pounds.  I’m not that upset about it because my running has improved.  Would I like to lose 10 30 pounds?  Of f*cking course.

However, instead of developing an eating disorder, I decided to focus on other things, like speeding up my running.  Last June, I ran a 5k in 35:14 (an 11:20 pace) and I weighed about 10 pounds less than I do now.

On Wednesday, I ran a 5k in 29:17 (a 9:26 pace) and I’m pretty happy about that.  That’s also the fastest I’ve run a 5k since 2004.  Not bad.

It probably helped that I had to run on a parade route with a bunch of weirdos watching me, though.


But I was thrilled when I was done and saw a “29” on the clock!


And little Kai was really excited when I brought him the free sh*t I got at the race.


And when we went to breakfast…he even wanted to sit with me!!!


Although, he loves his dad waaaaaaaay more.


So I drowned my sorrows in two huge plates of food.


I still don’t understand why I’ve gained all this weight…hmm.

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2 Responses to Fatter…and Faster?

  1. Bean says:

    I gained weight when I trained for a marathon a long time ago. No matter how many miles I ran it just couldn’t counteract all the crap I shoved down my pie hole. Way to be speedy. That is awesome.

  2. Mom says:

    Great Job!! love the pictures with kai!!!!

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