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McFatty Monday – Week 17

Yesterday, I ran my first 5K.  In a tutu.  To be 100% accurate, I’ve participated in two 5Ks before, but this way my first time running.  And I ran the entire 3.1 miles, no walking – can I get a HI-OOOOOOOO???!!!  My time was 34:28.27.

The course was hillier than I am used to.  Mile ~1.25 – 1.75 was fairly challenging, but then I saw Tim and Conor just before the 2 mile mark and got a second wind.  The course went through a residential area and was pretty empty, except for a few folks who turned out to cheer.  While I appreciate the sentiment, I really wish people wouldn’t yell, “Good for you!” as I run by.  Was I really that pathetic looking??!!

I was doing okay until I made the turn to the finish, which was on the middle school track.  My legs were Jell-O at this point.  I started worrying I might trip and fall in front of everyone, but managed to cross the finish line without calling (more) attention to myself.

Here’s me and Conor Here are Conor and I This is a picture of Conor and I after the race (apologies to my 3rd grade language arts teacher).  I also had “Tutus for Tanner” written across my back with tape.  I did get some strange looks and giggles, but oddly no one asked why I was in a tutu.

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