What a race!
Christina and I woke up around 6:45 this morning, but neither one of us started getting ready until 7:00. I had my usual, oatmeal, before heading off to the race.
We started to worry a little on our way to the starting line. It started to rain right when we left her place! Thankfully, it stopped raining by the time we got there 🙂
Registration was from 7:00-7:45 for the 15k & I didn’t preregister. By the time we got there, it was already 7:50! Thankfully, the time wasn’t an issue and I got registered right away. Then, I headed off to the porta potties.
Bad News: The line was super long and our race was about to start.
Good News: Everyone else in line was doing one of the later races so they all let me cut in line!
This may be TMI, but if you’re a runner, I’m sure you’ll understand.
My body refused to let me go to the bathroom before the race. This wasn’t the first time I’ve had this issues; however, it was the first time it caused a problem during the race. Around the 4 mile mark, I really had to go. I really didn’t want to stop, but right after the 10k mark, it got unbearable. We were running through a park at this point, so I picked a few trees and left the course. I stopped my garmin while I was doing my thaaang so I would see the actual running time in addition to my official time.
Unfortunately, my stomach is still very unhappy. It’s been giving me problems ever since the race :( I’m not sure exactly what I did to make it so angry, but I’m sorry!
Garmin time: 1 hr 27 minutes 59 seconds (I’m pretty sure that’s what the seconds were. My garmin started back up again sometime after the race though, so I’m not positive.)
Clock time: ~1 hr 29 minutes (I’ll have the official time when it’s posted)
The post race food options were pretty good considering how small the race was.
- halves of muffins – a few different flavors
- halves of bagels
I had half of a blueberry muffin & grabbed 2 pudding cups + a lot of bananas. They were loading us up with the extra food right before we left & we love our free food so we both stocked up!
I’m going to go relax for a little while and possibly ice my legs. I’ll have a recap of the past couple days next 🙂
Preview: Christina and I really do love free swag & this weekend, we got a lot of it!
+ I’ll be posting about the practice 15k that I did with my dad a couple days ago!
p.s.- I didn’t take any pictures at the race. Christina got a picture of the two of us after the race that I’ll be posting once she sends it to me. Also, a photographer is going to send us a picture that he took of the two of us during the run :) I can’t wait to see it! I’ll probably look completely ridiculous, like I usually do while running!