Tuesday, April 17, 2012
First and foremost, I survived with only a blister (moleskin malfunction). I'm walking a little funny because it is (of course) on the bottom of my foot. Aside from that I'm feeling good.
Things I've learned:
1) Alternating running and walking is **not** for me on a hilly course.
2) I might think I don't need the Gu, but I should stick to my training regime with having one every 3-4 miles.
3) Have a check list to mark off so that one doesn't walk to the start....have to walk back to the hotel....and then back to the start. *rolling eyes*
4) Sometimes people say stupid things when trying to be nice. They don't get it so don't let it bug you.
5) It is okay to be last. Even when you think you are for the last 5 miles and it turns out there were 9 people behind you.....
6) Laugh. A lot.
7) Telling a cop " If you really wanted to serve the public, you would give me a ride to the finish line." Not only doesn't get you a ride....it will get a smart a$$ response.
8) Happy doggies that let you pet them if you let them lick you are one of the best ways to get back your will to keep going.
9) Calling a biker on the moto crew a "stinky doody-head" because he won't give you a ride to the finish line will not get them to change their minds. It will get them to laugh at you.
****For scientific accuracy, I tried this tactic several times and got the same result each time.****
10) When they say "You are almost there!" They are fibbers. Big doody-headed fibbers!
A picture of my big celebration post race (and post shower for those of you with Smell-O-Vision)