July 11, 2010 § 17 Comments
I hope you all are bronzing and not boiling in this ridiculous heat everyone seems to be having. While running recently, I think back to a few months ago. I begged and pleaded for warm weather during the winter. Would you believe I’m craving a cold night spent wrapped in blankets, watching movies, and drinking hot coco. You’re hot then you’re cold, you’re yes then you’re no!
That Friday was a pretty average day on the job.
I went to the beach for a while to clear my head.
The next portion of this post is titled: Things not to do the night before a run.
I went to dinner and had ginormous bean burger and chips, spent time on the back of a motorcycle (in flip flops), and nearly died laughing on the boardwalk. You probably think I’m kidding. I’m totally not. I went out with my longtime friend Davy and didn’t get in until after 2…..
Imagine pictures to remember da good times. Glorious.
I fell asleep around three and woke at 6 to get ready for the race! I popped a few bites of a Chocolate Chip Clif Bar in my mouth, downed some water and a cup of coffe and was out the door.
Now on to the goods. I LOVED this race! I made it to the starting line just in time (try waking up a 14 and 17 year old to cheer you on 😉 ). I started at 7:15 and time just flew by. During mile two I experienced some knee pressure that lasted for the remainder of my time.
I crossed the finish line at 31:35 to volunteers and families cheering everyone on! But my brothers weren’t there! After a few minutes and a frantic phone call, they showed up…McDonald’s cups in hand.
“Oh, you finished running quicker than we thought”…can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em. So, a fake finish photo was in order.
I got in 124th place out of 167 runners. The fastest runner completed the course in under 16 minutes!
What I’ve learned: don’t stay out late the night before, eat a more balanced breakfast, and train more frequently to feel comfortable with the milage. Running 2-3 times a week simply didn’t cut it. All in all I had a great time and can’t wait for the next one!
PS Check this bad boy out! http://wannabewriterrunner.com/2010/07/09/giveaway-time/