Hi Bloggy friends! Sorry I haven’t been able to post my race re-cap until now! My busy Friday has overflowed into today, and I haven’t had a moment to sit down and blog!
This morning I woke up around 6:00 a.m., regretting the 2 margaritas I had last night at bunco. I also had day one of the visitor who lets me know I’m not pregnant. Race Day. Ohhh race day.
After getting over it, I made my way to kitchen for coffee and copious amounts of water and some breakfast.
I smushed a banana with some Barney butter and spread it on a Flat Out! wrap. It was sooo good. I can’t believe how awesome these wraps are. Best thing since sliced bread, hands down. 😀 And P.S. look at this CUTE “banana keeper”
Since the race was in my home town, and I was running with my madre, I stopped at my parents’ house before going to the race.
I pounded out the first mile quick. Hearing the man with the stop watch announce “8:14!!!” as I sped by, rocked my world! At first. Then I started to panic that I would wear myself out after a bit. And I looked down and saw my heart rate was already 181. Yikes.
So I paced myself a little better for mile two, but I was still going strong. My heart rate was in the 180’s for a good portion of the race. Oops. My max HR actually ended up being 193 – not good.
Once I got to the third mile, it was smooooth sailing. That is, until my side decided to tense itself up as hard as it could, and nearly made me double over in pain. I was seriously only a tenth of a mile to the finish line, but I felt like I was being stuck with a knife with each step. But I used the mantra that “I AM A MACHINE!” and trucked it to the finish line, making a personal record of 26:46! Holler!!
Obviously I was so excited that I beat my best time of 27:00. However, when I crossed the finish line I definitely didn’t look happy. A few minutes later and the pain was gone. Pain is fades, but personal records are with ya for the long haul! Well, until you broke them again I suppose 😉
And the best part!
After the race, I took my dad and big bro up on an offer to get some grub at a little place in Pekin called Cobbler Corner:
I had the veggie omelet – light on the butta, with some homefries – heavy, I’m sure, on the butta. Oh well, I ate em anyway 😀
Next Race: Next Saturday’s 10K. This is my first 10K, so I’m SUPER pumped! My friend, Debby will be joining me for this running extravaganza. Woop woop!
Runners: Do you set personal goals when racing? Are they always time-related?
Non runners: What’s a family tradition that you had growing up, that you still carry on today?