|I ran another race today. I wasn't going to blog about it, but it was such a fantastic race, I feel I have to.
I participated in the Vytra Long Island Women's Summer 5k today. This race was bigger than the ones I've run in before. Not in the size of the field, but in the depth. The race was only open to women and 19 women did the distance in less than 20 minutes. I can't imagine going that fast. The weather was good - it was starting to get warm by the time the race started, but it was still only about 70. I ran a personal record - the race timer got me at 31:12.19. That is more than a minute and a half faster than my first race and that course was actually a bit short of 5k. My wrist computer, which I didn't start until I actually crossed the start line, got me at 30:51, which means I actually ran faster than 10 minutes per mile. HOW GREAT IS THAT?!?
In fiber news, I decided to start a Harry Potter scarf. I believe even my rudimentary skills are up to the task. I settled on Ravenclaw. I didn't want to wait to get the yarn that is suggested in the knit-along, so I picked up some Caron Simply Soft at my local A.C. Moore. This is an acrylic yarn but it has a nice feel and it will be totally washable. I'm a little stuck at casting on to the circular needle. I did a project with a circular before, but it started out on straight needles. So I'm going to try and get this tonight.