I finished the race in 28:45, and my goal was to keep a 9:20 pace, so I’d say I rocked it!
Ok, it’s safe to say I LOVE RACES. All the people there, the adrenaline, the team work, the endorphins! It was just a wonderful experience. And I got it all on my camera because my husband is AWESOME and woke up super early to be Missy and my paparazzi LOL.
I was nervous the whole ride there, and then as soon as I got out of the car, got my race packet, and pinned my number on, my nervousness shifted into complete and utter excitement.
Right before the race started, Shane goes “Ok, when last picture of you two with smiles on!” hahhaa
The race course was SO pretty. It was an open road race, but it was surrounded by trees and the lake:
I finished strong, and felt like a warrior.
Since I didn’t stop for any water breaks, I headed straight to the big plastic pool of sweet nector from the gods.
And Shane was wrong about the last picture being the last one we’d be smiling in, because I had the hugest smile across my face when I passed the finish line. And my ankle wasn’t even hurting much! The outside of my right ankle has been bothering me for some reason, so I was a little worried I’m still a little worried, and might make next week a predominantly cross training week and take it easy on the running. It would not be good to get injured after only my first race!!
However, it’s definitely safe to say I love racing, though. I can’t wait until my 10K next month.
When we arrived back home, I showered, devoured two Super Charge me Cookies, and passed back out. Shane did the exact same. Being a camera man is exhausting too, ya know 😉 After we woke up, I had a second breakfast fage 2%, Bear Naked fruit and nut granola (awesomeness in a zip bag, btw), and a bowl of fruit.
I’m a stuffed monkey. Now it’s time to go and get ready for the Jimmy Buffett concert! What an exciting day!!! I hope everyone has a great Saturday! What are your plans?