Well, it happened. I didn’t finish my 10k but we will talk more about that in a minute.
We got to the race at 7:30 this morning, picked up our bibs (for a free race I couldn’t believe how organized it was) and found all of our buddies. I was super excited to run and felt really energetic and ready to race.
I got to see lots of fun blogging friends of course…Julia and Susette (she ran/walked 46 miles on her 46th birthday this year…isn’t that awesome!?!?)
Billy in his racing gear ready to kick trash:
Turns out that a lot of people show up to races when it is free…who would have thought. The best part was that there were a TON of families out racing this morning, I love to see young kids running. Watching the kids finish the mile race was the cutest thing ever, there was one kid that lost his shoe along the course but didn’t stop to get it because he didn’t want to waste any time!
The race started and probably .5 miles into it I had a crazy weird pain and knew without a doubt that I should stop. I think I must have overdone it on Saturday by running 11 miles and my body was not going to run this morning. I think you know by now that I am beyond competitive, I love to run and quitting isn’t an option most of the time but today I had to. Right now my number 1 priority is my little girl and making sure she is okay and the pain I was having was not okay to keep running with. I just need to remember I am not superwoman (I think a lot of us have that problem).
I was going to go sit on the curb and start crying but then my BIL’s cutest girlfriend came over to me and said that she would walk the 5k with me even though she could have rocked the 10k. It turned out to be perfect, we talked and laughed and got a great walking workout in together:)
The course went through the local cemetery and around the town. Billy said the 10k was really hilly but the temps were great and there was some good competition there to run with.
Billy passed us towards the end and he was a little confused to see me ahead of him until he figured out we cut down to the 5k instead. He rocked it in 42 minutes on a tough course, I am proud of him. He isn’t the biggest fan of 10ks (because you have to push yourself to near death for 6 miles) but today will help him feel like his upcoming half marathon race pace is a piece of cake.
Afterwards we hit up Denny’s for food that looks disgusting but after waiting until noon to eat I scarfed it down without even paying attention to the taste. There is something about oatmeal lately, I think I will have it for dinner too.
Time to kick back on the couch and see how many White Collar episodes we can watch.
Have you ever had a DNF (did not finish) or have you ever had to drop down to a different course length?
What did you have for breakfast this morning?
I always love looking at everyone’s running shoes at races…..what running shoes have you been wearing lately?