Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K

It was a lovely, sunny, chilly day in Tampa last Saturday. The Gasparilla races are always fun, and they bring out tons of people. There were about 3,500 in the 15K, and 7,000 in the 5K. We watched the 5K runners take off after we finished our race, and it was just a huge sea of humanity. It didn't look like it would ever end :)

Mom and I finshed the race in 1:48:37, which is a huge PR for me. Of course, I ran Mercedes Marathon in Birmingham six days before, so I didn't know what my legs would be capable of. I bet I could've gone sub-1:45 had I been on fresh legs!

Mom, Linae, and me at the start. Yes, I am wearing a pink tiara...

Bayshore Boulevard along Hillsborough Bay. I think that's Harbour Island in the background

Me and a seven-foot-tall cow :)

3 comments:

momo said...

i think 15k is a great distance. long enough to be able to warm up and get in a groove, but not too long. there is one in coronado, ca every year on the 4th of july that i try to do. you'll have to come run with me some year!

Nancy Toby said...

Yay Shawn!!! Go go go! You look great!! I wish I could run by the Bay and not freeze...

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Love the cow shot! Brings back so many great memories!