Today was the day...I finished!
My time was 48 minutes and 32 seconds.
Not too shabby. My best ever pace in training so far has been a 15 minute mile, so I am feeling really good about that time.
I am glad that I got to the site early. I thought that I was there 40 minutes before race time, but it turns out that they were starting at 8:00 instead of 8:30. So I had just 10 minutes for warm-up, which was fine. The only bad part was that I did not have time to to potty before the race started. About a mile into the race, I started feeling like I needed to go. I seriously considered pulling over to the side and going in the woods. However, I remembered that we were in a wildlife habitat, more specifically a rattlesnake habitat. I decided that I would rather wet myself than risk getting bit.
I was able to complete the course without incident though, so don't worry, the photo of me crossing the finish line will not be an embarrassing "Fergie moment."
All of the advice you guys shared has been great and very helpful. I will add to the list of what to bring with you to the race...change of clothes, and baby powder. I had fresh clothes, but I would have loved to have powered myself afterward as well. Small things I will remember for next time.
| current weight: 229.0