Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chinatown Firecracker 5K

I ran the Chinatown Firecracker 5K this morning. I think it's one of the most fun and best organized short races in L.A. They lit up a hundred thousand firecrackers before the race for the Chinese New Year. They had a bunch of booths at the festival. I also met the Chinatown Queen and Court.

This was one of the more difficult runs because of the hills around Dodger Stadium. I thought my time would be worse than the last 5K I did, but I actually improved. I ran it in 23.33 seconds. That's almost 4 minutes off my last race, and I didn't even run at all since the last one. I was quite surprised since I thought the uphills would slow my overall time a lot. I guess the downhills more than made up for them. I'm not sure how much more I can continue to improve without actually training. I'm hoping I could get back to my high school running time of under 21 minutes.

After running to the 5K, I ran back home. Well, I did run back slowly since I was so full from eating. My legs were also pretty sore. I didn't run too slowly since I had to go to the bathroom. Then, I biked to church.

I gave up trying to gain a ton of weight so I could go on The Biggest Loser show. I didn't feel good gaining so much weight. Plus, I actually lost weight lately.

Last night, I cut my own hair. It didn't turn out that great. I actually did a terrible job. I had to get Sarah to make my hair a little bit more presentable. I think she did a good job. She doesn't want to cut my hair again since she comes home late every single night and is too tired. She's been working 14 hours every single day without a day off in over a year since she started her own pharmacy.

After closing her pharmacy at 9 p.m., I took her out to eat some sushi in Little Tokyo tonight. We also ate some Pinkberry frozen yogurt. Even though she's really tired, I think she liked our little date night.

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