I did it!!!
My first 10k…
At the end, I thought I was going to puke. Or pass out. Or both. I did neither 🙂
That night I went to sleep pretty early (especially for new years eve!) I believe it was around 10:30 pm.
Going to sleep that early meant one thing: I woke up at 6 am and couldn’t go back to sleep! Oh well. More time to get ready!
Met up with my dad and we headed over to the race. Before every race I have the hardest time figuring out what to wear. Should I leave my jacket on or leave it in the car? I chose not to wear it and instead just go out in my tank top and running skirt. This ended up being the right decision for me; however, I should have worn gloves! My hands were freezing and for the first mile I was thinking about how horrible it would be for my hands to fall off. (That didn’t happen, thankfully. No hands = not good for a blogger!)
Does anyone else have a hard time figuring out what to wear? For me, the problem is seeing everyone else wearing long sleeve shirts, long pants, jackets, gloves and hats. I did see one other person wearing a tank top though!
The course was craaaazy.
Up hill, down hill, up hill, down hill, repeat, repeat, repeat forever.
Time: 1 hour 49 seconds.
I didn’t meet my sub 1 hour goal; however, I honestly feel like I did the best I possibly could. My time got me 4th place in my age group out of 5.
Pretty soon into the race, I was doing the whole “pace myself with another runner” thing. I saw this one girl who was running next to me but a few feet away and focused on pacing myself with her. A few minutes later, I hear her call out to me “I’m pacing myself with you!” My response? “I’m doing the same with you!” We ran together for the rest of the race 🙂 I can’t believe how incouraging she was! Whenever I wanted to slow down, she would tell me to keep it up and that I could do it. Those few words made every difference in the world. At the end, we both tried sprinting but my legs were not allowing that to happen. I told her to go on and I would meet her at the finish though! That’s when my dad started to run the end of it with me (he did the same thing in the hog jog 5k to help me push it at the end). A photographer was near the finish line taking pictures and I managed to smile for those! Now I just need to find them online! The picture that Anne took of me, yeah… well at least you can tell how hard I was pushing myself!
First thought after I crossed the finish line?
WHERE’S THE WATER!?!?
My legs were so sore after the race but in a good way.
Since I haven’t posted in a few days…
Some (not all) of my eats recently:
Toasted bread with butter, mashed sweet potatoes and green bean casserole
White chocolate creme brulee at work
Scrambled eggs with cheese and toasted bread with butter
I also went to the dentist the other day for a check up.
All went well 🙂
I love the dentist office I go to. If anyone is ever looking for a dentist in the Virginia Beach, Chesapeake or Suffolk areas of Virginia, I highly recommend that you check them out! They even have a mini movie theater for little kids next to the waiting room (I’ve been going to them since I was born and I loved that part when I was younger!) TVs in every room, special rooms just for kids that have stuffed animals too!
Okay, well done talking about my dentist office now haha.
Work tonight. I guess a lot of people made resolutions to stop going out to eat as much because it has been extremely slow the past couple nights. I looked at the reservation book for tonight and it was blank. Not even one reservation.
I can’t believe how close the Disney Marathon is! Looking at the schedule yesterday made me realize that I’m going to Florida later on this week (I’m not scheduled at all for this week! I’ll enjoy the break though!) I’m so excited!