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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Cooper River Bridge Run Quick Update:

I ran the 10K in 58:26 (when I crossed the finished line, so it will probably be a bit shorter, since it took us a little bit to get the starting line!) It was very therapeutic for me, and I just told myself it was not about time, but about enjoying the race. So I tuned out to my Ipod and jammed in my head for the whole race, instead of weaving in and out of people trying to get a good time. Jason said it didn't even look like I ran afterwards, because I wasn't even sweating! He said I sweat more during P90X, too funny. I was proud of myself for not stopping to walk at all, not even once during that horrendous incline!

Jason ran the 10K in 51 minutes-He was a little discouraged, because last year he ran it in 50 minutes-but there was just SO many people participating in the event, it was so hard to get around everyone. There was over 38,000 people competing!! A record for Charleston!

OK-time for a nap-it's tradition after a race, from waking up so early, and going through the paces of's a little exhausting!! I hope you all had a great day!!

In Him and Health-Demi


J. Branson said...

Great job on the guys are machines! Tell Jason he would have hit the time if he was listening to DM!! HA!

Christina said...

WAY TO GO!!! I have no idea about running times so your times sound GREAT to me!! That's so awesome that you two did it together and I hope Jeremy and I can do the same one day. He went out for a run this morning and came back looking bad so now I'm scared!

Jen said...

Congrats Demi!!! That is great time IMO. I'm running a 5K (my first race ever) on the 18th and I'm sorta stoked that I'll be running with girlfriends...but I actually think it might be easier if I could just tune out everything, jam to my music and go strong and steady like you did. Talking is a major distraction for me during work outs. Maybe it'll help keep my mind of of the running. I don't know. Anyway..I can't ditch my I'll just have to see how it goes! 38,000 people??!!! WOWOWOW~! Now is the time...people are finally realizing being fit is so much more than being THIN. :o)

Demi Eliese said...

Thanks guys/gals! Jen-I've always used music as a motivator and studies show that music really does improve performance substantially, during any endurance exercise, especially races. It's all up to you! For the 10K-there was no way I was going to talk-my "mantra" was "settle in, tune out, and focus." There was even times that I forgot I was running because I was so "zenned" out! crazy. Play with it, if you find yourself getting winded chatting with your friends-then kindly excuse yourself for a minute to tune out on your ipod or mp3 player. After running a couple races, you'll find out what works for you, and I'm sure you'll do great! :)