I woke up at 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning because of my crazy insomnia and decided that I really wanted to run the 1/2 marathon instead of the 10k. I brought my phone just in case anything hurt so that I could just call my mom to come pick me up if I needed. I fell back asleep at 3 and the alarm went of 45 minutes later and I told Billy I was coming with him…he probably knew I was going to all along since I am technically crazy and can’t turn down 13.1 beautiful miles.
I had a cinnamon sugar bagel and ate it as we drove the mile to the buses. It was already 60 degrees and so we didn’t bring any throw away clothes and stood in line for about 15 minutes for the busses.
They treated everyone like VIP for this race, we got the nice busses…not the normal school busses I am used to.
Before I forget….I wore my new Maternity Belt for the first time and I am pretty sure it saved my life. I had way fewer cramps and it really helped my back. Best 18 bucks I have ever spent (besides that one time I spent $18 on candy). You can buy it HERE. This would be our early beautiful early morning/still waking up face:
We got to the start and waited in line for porta potties for a a few minutes (they were the nicest porta potties I have ever used, you know you pay attention to stuff like that too) and hung out for a little while. The race started right on time and the first few miles felt really good.
Going into this race I promised myself to not even remotely push it. I just wanted to enjoy running, keep my little girl safe and stare at the beautiful views.
I highly recommend this race, it really doesn’t get any more beautiful.
My favorite waterfall:
This is where my heart hurts. At mile 7 I was in my own little world, loving the race and I saw Billy. At first I thought that he had finished and came back to run with me but then I realized that wasn’t possible and my heart sunk.
I saw him and started crying, stupid hormones, because I knew something was wrong. I stopped and walked/talked with him a little while and we decided to call my mom to pick him up due to his IT band pain. He really doesn’t want to risk it even though he could have finished because it isn’t worth it to get really hurt. He has plenty more races coming up where he can show off his speed after he gets that stupid band feeling better.
I never got hot throughout the race because there was a strong headwind that cooled me off but I thought it was really cool that they had these water sprayers along the way.
I finished in 2:05 at 29 weeks pregnant, I feel pretty awesome about that. So far I have ran 5 1/2 marathons while pregnant.
First place man for the marathon: 2:28 ish? (The results aren’t up yet) The guy in second place was a few feet behind him, it was intense.
First place woman! 2:5? She is 36 years old, isn’t that awesome.
Seriously, we need to have a blogger/reader/runner reunion (can I call it a reunion even if we haven’t met before?) and run this race next June together. I am pretty sure it is my absolute favorite.
What was the hottest race that you have ever ran? How hot did it get? How did you stay sane and not get heat stroke?
Do you run races with your phone?
Have you ever cried during a race?
What is your Sunday breakfast?
-I am counting down the minutes until I eat 5 cups of oatmeal with 1 cup of brown sugar swirled into it.