Saturday, November 19, 2011
Don't ask me how I did it. I have to say this about that, IT WAS THE WORST RUN that I ever had!!!!!
BUT, I did it! I started out feeling pretty good even though I was tired from events of the day before and a lack of sleep. I was about a mile in and I started getting side stitches that lasted for 2.5 - 3 miles. But my leags felt good. My breathing was out of control and I kepy hearing that little voice telling me "I can't make it". Oye, I hate that voice.
I actually stopped at the half-way point and had a sip of water hoping that I could recover fast and get going again and be okay. Well, that didn't wotk. My stomach got so tight that I thought I was going to vomit. But my legs felt good. I just kept moving forward and then I heard someone say you only have a little over a mile to go. "OMG, I can't make it". Yes you can. No you can't. Yes you can. No you can't. You do it!! You can do it!!!
UGH! I looked up and saw the hill and suddenly felt a head wind that I thought would knock me down. I could not run the whole way up the hill. (Bummer) Once I reached the top of the hill and looked out on the horizon and saw the steeple of the church that I started at I mentally felt like "Yes, I can finish". My body was arguing the point though. I just kept running.
As I got closer to the finish line I could see the time and I thought "How the hell did I do that?" I woulda bet money that I was over my goal time of 70 minutes and I was actually under it! I crossed the line at 63:40. Yahoo!!!! 2nd place in my age group!!
Push your limits to go beyond them!!!! Do not stay where you are.