Sunday, April 06, 2014
Yesterday afternoon was The Muddy Trails Bash in The Woodlands, TX. I ran it in 45 minutes and 19 seconds and I ran the whole time. I didn't stop to walk at all. The course was difficult with sand traps and many hills. The dirt part was full of rocks. On the other hand, it didn't rain!
I had a good time and didn't let myself run too fast to where I'd burn out. At one water station I grabbed a paper cup of water but couldn't get much in my mouth and keep jogging so I poured it over my head. I ended up passing some people who took off quickly and then began walking but of the 'slow folks' I wasn't the fastest. My husband said not to call it a race because if it was a race, it went really bad for me! He has a warped sense of humor so I'll forgive him. As I neared the finish line, I poured on all the speed I could muster. As I crossed the finish line the announcer congratulated me by name! Okay so they do that with all the stragglers but it still felt really good to get star treatment. And I got a medal!
My husband and I had had some crawfish before the run so afterward we went to a quiet little restaurant near the area and celebrated the day. I was starving but I stayed in my range anyway and did good. All in all a successful day. My next 5K is scheduled for my vacation. I am going to Colorado to visit family the last week of June and my brother and I signed up to do a 5K together in Denver. I have plenty of time to get faster and strengthen my knees before then. I am really looking forward to it.