Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Times a Flying!

Wowzers! I have been a little absent from blogland - Sorry. Looks like GQH has moved again. Totally understand that one...

I just got back from Phoenix, Adam, RTP, and several other bloggers are lucky to have the weather they do. Of course, revisiting in August may sing a different tune.

While in Phoenix, I rose with the sun (5:15am) and got my miles in each day. Wednesday, I hit the trails on Camelback Mountain and ascended to the top. Those familiar with Kennesaw Mountain here in Atlanta, the elevation gain is about the same, with a rockier terrain. Great view - if you are ever in the area, this is a must do!




Me and Holla also spent a little time in the cactus garden located at the hotel. I believe he is still picking out a few cactus needles.






Upon my return to the Dirty South, I ran the Jonquil Jog - a local 5k in my town of Smyrna. With all of the training and weight loss over the winter, I had it on good faith that I would be able to lower my current 5k PR of 24:01. My goal was an achieveable one - without going into great detail, the day was perfect for running and I ran a 23:06. I held the pacing needed for a 22:59(my goal) but the course seemed a little long. No excuses, I am extremely happy to lower my PR. I don't run 5k's as much as I used to, so it is nice to get out and run hard - see where I am.

Lastly, Team Snail is less than two weeks away from the Fight For Air Climb and can use your support. The American Lung Association is a great cause - if you can, please donate to help us reach our fund raising goal. A few dollars will go a long way for us reaching our goal! Thank you to those who have donated! Sarah, Muriel, Alaska Snail, Julie & the Freedom Runners - you rock!

P.S. - After further review, Georgia Snail will stay Georgia Snail. Although I did consider Steve Q's suggestion.

13 comments:

Kovas said...

Nice job on the 5K and way to hit the Phoenix trails!

Kate said...

What a nice trip! I have family in AZ and remember visiting Camelback Mtn last time we were there...which was a long time ago, unfortunately.

Great job on the new 5K PR. I had to laugh...it took you a paragraph to talk about your race; it would take me a chapter. Too bad I'm not paid by the word.

I'm glad you kept GS.

it's all about pace said...

Nice PR on the 5k!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Nice PR!

Wes said...

LOL... good for you. I didn't get to go up that mountain when I was in PHX. Ironman was enough :-)

I'll drop some coinage your way this week.

Congrats on the PR!

About Muriel said...

Congrats on the PR!

Anne said...

Congratulations on your new 5k PR. You are certainly racking up the records these days.

lindsay said...

congrats on the pr! after getting to know bloggers out west and having friends go to AZ/etc on vacations i really want to go myself... love the pics.

Running Through Phoenix said...

Dang, wish I knew you were here. I would have loved to run with you. Next time...

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Looks like GQH has moved again. Totally understand that one...

Are you being sarcastic again, Peachy?

Congrats on the PR!

Am I being sarcastic?

YOU decide.

The Sean said...

Jealous- love spring running in AZ!!

BB said...

Love that first pic - wow!!! Congrats on the PR and glad you're staying the Snail :)

Julie said...

Thomas!!!! I have missed you! Awesome job on the 5K...way to PR:)