Random and useless fact: We have a restaurant in our town called TripleXXX Rootbeer Drive-In , its one that everyone just calls TripleXXX. A name that you go...how do I Internet search that at work and don't have the wrong stuff come up. Last weekend they were having a special during our towns street fair. Pay $10 for parking and get a Free root beer float, we didn't take them up on the offer as we road the $2 shuttle instead. But it reminded me of smoothing I would have done in the past. Parked closer to the event and consumed a root beer along with massive amounts of festival food.
What I didn't tell you about my 10K (1:19:17) on Sunday is that while I didn't PR (1:18:23), I did beat my previous 10K time of 1:24 at the Iron Girl 10K just 3 weeks before. I really think that it had to do with setting a realistic goal. I knew that I wasn't going to be able to hold my goal pace I wanted of 12:30, but I could be under 13:00. I am really proud that I set that goal before the race and just focused on making it through. Talking to someone and having someone to check in with me was great, even if it was just a random person I met on the course. She was so nice and I realize I need to open up to when running more.
Photo's from Sunday's 10K - yes that train wreck of a mess is me! I got the new skirt but I didn't have a chance to run it pre-10K, so I just tossed it over some capri's. I also had a long sleeve shirt tied around my waist because I was being a wimp at the beginning and I was cold. I should know better because after a mile I took it off. I would have tossed it but I didn't want to litter it being a smaller race and all. Clearly this outfit wasn't working for me, but you know what I was comfortable and nothing really bothered me along the race so that is a bonus.