The race that I did this morning was put on by my school. We have a sister school in Africa and every dime from the race went towards building their school a bathroom and other things…hence the name of the race:
Billy had been up all night coughing and so I made him stay home especially considering that this was the temperature my car said AFTER the race when I was driving home.
The race was put on by my best teacher friend and there were about 60 runners.
The temperature actually felt really good while I was running since I am always hot now. The course was SHORT (it got changed last minute) so it was 2.8 miles. My average pace was 7:05 with a time of 19:50. It was a perfectly flat course (any incline is what gets me out of breath) and I was able to talk the whole time (don’t worry mom, I monitored my heart rate throughout the race). I had my boss driving along side of me for a little while that I was talking with and student volunteers were along the course to talk to also. My OBGYN says as long as I can talk comfortably while working out the baby and I are more than okay.
This morning got me really excited to see what I can do in the future for short distance racing when it is safe for me to push myself and train hard.
Pie after a race is always a good idea.
First place woman (remember the race was REALLY small) and I got a super sweet wrap skirt from Africa. Technically my baby actually did beat me since he/she is a little ahead of me:) Another really good teacher friend:
Did I run afterwards like I said I was going to? Nope. I had my couch, cottage cheese with grapes and the heater on full blast to keep me busy for the rest of the morning.
Best post race food you have ever had?
What was the smallest race that you have ever done? When was your last 5k?
What did you do this morning?