Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Herb Jay River Run 5km... [and 480 cupcakes]

Is it really only Wednesday? This week has been crazy busy!

Cookies & cream batter, yum

My Business Man's business is celebrating its 90th birthday this week... so he recruited me I volunteered to bake 40 dozen cupcakes for him to deliver to local businesses to celebrate. Yes, 40 dozen, as in 480 cupcakes. That's a lot of cupcakes in my little kitchen. (With only one oven. And just three cupcake tins.)

Dining room table full of cupcakes

Boxes ready to go

It was loads of fun, but I will admit I'm a bit relieved that I don't have to bake cupcakes today. ;)

Clockwise from top left - Nutella with Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting, Red Velvet Cheesecake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting, Monster Cookie with PB Buttercream, Cookie & Cream with Vanilla Buttercream, and Lemon Supreme with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting.


Now onto the running...

Last night our local YMCA hosted a 5km - the Herb Jay River Run. I wasn't sure if I'd be up to racing after baking for 10 hours straight, but by the time 6:00 rolled around, I was more than ready to get some fresh air. (Just not sure how fresh my legs would be after running around like a crazy person in the kitchen all day.)

The course was on the riverwalk trail here in the Bean Town, which has several little rollers. The temperature was perfect (about 60*F), but it was pretty windy. 

At the start
The course was an out-and-back loop, so the first mile had the wind at our backs. Then we did the loop, and the last mile was straight back into the wind. My splits definitely reflect that.


  • Mile 1 - 6:00
  • Mile 2 - 6:17
  • Mile 3 - 6:16
  • 0.1 nubbin - 0:39, for a finish time of 19:12

Finishing... uphill.

All in all, I'm happy with my performance... only 22 seconds from my lifetime PR on a day when I wasn't really mentally or physically prepared to race. Bonus - the course was the accurate length and I didn't get lost or confused on where to go! Heh.

Amy, myself, Kristi
A lot of my running group/friends came out, so it was good to see everyone out and about on a random Tuesday night! 

I picked up an award for one of my friends who had to leave early, so I let my Business Man pretend he received 2nd overall male for a moment. (The boy can dream... right?! Haha.)

Today's plans? A simple recovery run... it is National Running Day after all. And then I'm thinking an afternoon at the pool sounds mighty fine. As long as it warms up out there! What's up with this 60*F weather in June?


Running Girl said...

Seriously, a 19 minute 5K?! You are amazing! Did you place?

And, I'll take the monster cupcake with pb frosting, please. :-)

Are you off for the summer & enjoying your time off? My kids are out of school in two weeks & counting down the days!

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