Sunday, October 12, 2008

R.I.T. Brick city 5K -Oct 12






O.K. -admittedly, this wasn't the first race I would pick this weekend (Staten island 1/2 or great train race to name a few would be before) -however, I was thrilled when i read that R.I.T had an on-campus 5K Sunday morning of parents/homecoming weekend.This was the 3rd annual 5K, and this beautiful morning brought out 200 runners! A mix of parents, students, alumni and townspeople. We arrived on campus about 9:15, and as luck would have it, the race started right under Andrew's dorm, He didn't have too far to walk to see his mom and grandparents. Imagine my surprise when I pulled out a $20 bill and they said the race was free! Plus, we got nice grey t-shirts (no orange -the school colors are orange and brown) an they had an extra for andrew. The boys x-country team was volunteering on course, and the girls' team was away at a meet.
I felt good, but decided I wouldn't kill myself -just run easy. At the start, I had a chat with a local couple who had run part of the Canandagua 50K the day before!!
They announced that they would have prizes for first student, non-student and alumni; male and female. OK, good -I decided to try for first non-student. I started slowly, and pulled ahead of about 5 women -first mile 6:45...kept pushing and passed 2 more women (both young)..second mile 6:50?? Beautiful course through the quarter-mile walk and the quad, and then last mile very fast around the outside of campus --as I was finishing, someone said 'first woman' --the clock said 21:09, so I was pleased.
My parents were waiting and confirmed that I was indeed first! The irony of it. The first boys, they said, finished in 16 minutes! My parents then took andrew to the book store while I jogged 2 miles and came back -my prize was a $25 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble. We said goodbye to andrew and hit the road... I changed clothes in the car and when we stopped for coffee and gas in Binghamton, i did the driving...
hard to believe as I write this that we were at R.I.T this morning! Oh, and Hank did a 14 mile hike this weekend but doesn't want me to mention him in my blog:)

14 comments:

PamJoyHarrison said...

Nicely done Emmy. Boy your son sure does tower over you. Yikes!

Just_because_today said...

Nice way to spend time with your kids. My son would probably bury himself in the room while I ran, he hates running....

Just_because_today said...

Changed your picture!

CTmarathoner said...

Pam -my son is 6 ft 5 inches -perfect body for crew but not for running. Myriam -no way would my son run in a 5K...it just happened to start under his dorm -haha!! so he came out to see me.

Runner Tammy said...

Emmy,

You continue to amaze me. This victory so quickly after your 101 mile run at Ted Corbitt.

Now my pseudo weekly marathons just seem lame:-)

Take care,
Tammy

P.S. where was the 14 mile hike we are not to talk about?

Just_because_today said...

how about that picture I took of you at the 30K where you are removing your glasses? it is on www.sullivanstriders.org

Rob Leder said...

Great job, Emmy! I predicted that you'd win!

CTmarathoner said...

Rob -glad you are back running without pain - had to take this race seriously for you. Tammy, Hank went on a boy scout hike!!He is being lazy today though..like my cats.
Myriam -thx -will try that photo.

Ryan said...

Great race Emmy, gosh you've got speed and endurance..WTG!

susan said...

Emmy...You must feel like a new woman after spending time with Andrew!! It sounds like a perfect weekend--thanks for sharing the photos. I'm sorry to be so late in joining the awestruck crowd congratulating you on the Corbitt run. FANTASTIC JOB!! You continue to blow me away. See you soon--I'm going to email you re JFK this week.

Laura said...

Emmy, I won't be doing NYCM until 2009, but I'll be out there watching (and maybe having a few drinks) this year! Are you running it?

Also, clicking through your profile instead of going straight to your blog led me to see that your favorite author is Jodi Picoult - I love her books!

Meredith said...

CONGRATS!!! Emmy you are a rock star!

CTmarathoner said...

thanks meredith and ryan --Ryan, nice write-up in Ultrarunning!!
Laura -I am running NYCM...but will take a break from it next year and volunteer.
Susan -good job at Hudson-mohawk!

Scott said...

Awesome job! Congrats.