Sunday, March 11, 2012

Tipperary Hill Shamrock run

This weekend, I made a nice little "annual" roadtrip down to syracuse NY with my friend Annie to go and visit our friend and coach Kelly Covert.  

the excuse to visit was the annual Tipperary Hill Shamrock run.  Of course, it is a mostly fun, somewhat serious, significantly hilly (i saw a shirt that said "any hill that has its own name is going to be a push."), 4-mile (6.5 km) race.  Having had a recovery week this week, I was feeling good.  It was snowy (worried about ice!) and cold.  but super fun.

It wasn't the fastest I have ever run (31:35), but it was the highest placing ("percentage wise") that I have ever gotten in running.  I placed 15th of 303 (top 4.9%) in my age group, and 87/1680 (top 5.1%) in females.  so, not so shabby.

but, since i am overwhelmed with work, it was a short race, and i have not much else to say other than it was a great weekend, here are some photos.  back to the stressful life of a graduate student (ARGH!)
Nothing like cute kids holding hands in the snow

Nothing like a cute Noah Covert.

Great friends to spend the weekend with!  Such a wonderful family.

All Smiles before the race:  Kelly Jepsen Covert, Annie Lampron, Amelia Payne 
i have nothing to say.  these are legs.  and lots of green.


Kelly said...

Love these pics, especially the one of NOah!! So glad you put off school work to come down!!

Bonnie said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day....I love all the green!