Notice Ryan wearing the garms! (He said he liked running with it, but he's not convinced he should buy one)
I was supposed to meet up with some bloggers and Daily Milers for a brunch, but my stomach was feeling so bad, so I figured I'd better skip it, which bummed me out. When we got home, my stomach took a turn for the worst for a bit. It's been off and on all day long and I think I may have a bit of a stomach bug. :(
However....I did awesome in the race, despite the setbacks at the end:
Official Time : 51.18
204 place out of 847
18th in age group out of 147
60th female finisher out of 562
My first 10k race was on thanksgiving and I did it in 58.30-something. That means I took 7 minutes and 20-something seconds off my time!!! I KNOW for a fact that if I didn't walk for a few seconds at the end, I would have done 51 flat and possibly even high 50's. However, I'm still ecstatic at my time. 8:15 pace, with some setbacks is awesome for me. I really loved this race and the course. I will definitely do it again next year...but maybe it'll be the half or the full ;)
I've spent the rest of the day trying to feel better and napping. Ryan and Gizmo have also been lazy. Gizzy can illustrate it for you: Tired pup...that needs to cuddle with a million stuffed animals.
In case you're interested, Ryan ran his 5k in 29.05, shaving 1.40 off his last time, my brother ran his in 25.58 (uhh...he's trying to give me a run for my money...pretty soon he's going to be in the 24's with me), and my sis in law ran hers in 33.28. All awesome times!! My brother's parting words to me were, "we need to find a 5k race for may!" Yeah, like you have to ask me twice. It's gonna happen! So fun to have other people who get excited to run :)
I'll leave you with a link to a super cute video that Tri Girl shared with me after I said I loved 'The Dog Days are Over'. Seriously? THAT WILL BE MY KID. He recognizes the importance of dance parties! baby dancing to dog days are over
Oh, and with these questions:
-What setbacks have you faced during a race? How did you overcome them?
-Did you race today? How did it go? Or do you have one tomorrow?
-What did you do with your Saturday?
-Do you ever have running buddies during races? (People that you don't know before the race)