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Hit and Run 5K Recap

Monday, April 21, 2014

I am so tired! This weekend wasn't much of a rest! My parents drove up Friday to watch the kids since their school was closed for Good Friday. My school was using a "Bad Weather Make up Day" so I didn't get that day off that was so badly needed. Saturday morning my husband and I headed out around 7:30 am to get to our 5K Hit and Run Race in Arlington. It is themed after the tv show "Wipeout." We made good time getting there and had plenty of time to pick up our packets which included a shirt, headband, tattoo, race number, and wristband. I have only done one other 5K and that was here in our small town, so all I got there was a slap bracelet with the organization's name on it. I felt like I won when I got all of the goodies! The wristband indicated our wave time to run. We got those on and pinned on our race number! So exciting! In some ways it was tougher than I thought, but in other ways it was easier than I thought. There were people of all different sizes and shapes which made me feel better because I always worry that I won't fit in and will stand out amongst the thin and fit. The race included 5 obstacles, so you'd run, then stop and do the obstacle, then run to the next until you reached the end. We passed up two. One had people close up throwing balls at you (even your head) as you raced down a wall that would randomly jut out knocking you down and the other was in water and the water looked yucky. I did good at the first obstacle, but scraped my elbow a bit climbing the wall. The second one I fell off. You had to balance on this blow-up beam (3 of the obstacles were inflatables) and run across dodging balls and pillars. I got hit in the head and fell into a pit of bubbles. It was fun, but made my head hurt...I also got a mouthful of bubbles because I was laughing as I fell! The third one was the wall that we skipped (mentioned earlier). The fourth obstacle was big. I am not a fan of heights and it felt too high for me. I did it, but was scared to jump. My husband landed wrong and hurt his neck. I felt bad that he got hurt. He is seeing the chiropractor today. The last was the water one which we skipped. We finished the race though! We ran to all the obstacles and even though some were not for us, we ran the 3.1 miles. At the end we got water and a free monster drink before heading out. We both agreed that it was a fun experience that we probably won't do again. I am glad we did it though. It is one of those things were once is enough. I had a lot of fun. My husband took a quick pic as we neared the finish line...

I am still sore. It's not my legs that hurt; they did great during and after the race. It is my arms and upper body. I am thinking that I will be taking today off and resting a little more. Sunday was full with Easter happenings, laundry, and cleaning...and next to no rest!

I do need to get my nutrition back on point. I have been off far too long.
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