One down, two to go.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
I thought I'd write tonight instead of tomorrow as tomorrow will be a full day.
The race didn't go as well as I had thought. Yes, I did finish, with a time of 54:09. A lot slower than I wanted, but I did walk a bit more than I wanted, perhaps a kilometer worth. The first 3K were great, then I lost all energy. I think there were three things working against me: 1. the heat and humidity combo - I normally run in the morning when its cooler 2. I never run in the evening, so I wasn't used to a full stomach from eating throughout the day and 3. I forgot to bring my music!!!! I KNEW I was forgetting something when I left the house, but couldn't think what it was!!!! AAARRRGGGHHH! I need the beats when I run!!
And it was supposed to be downhill, which it was, but the grade was so slight it felt like I was going straight all the time!!! I wanted gravity to do half the work! :)
But, there are two things that I'm happy for: 1. I made a committment to finish the 8K and I did. It was a goal that I was reaching for and I acheived it. and 2. I met a couple of guys who were in town from up north, just to complete the race, (and one from yesterday!) who were both fun to talk to and very encouraging. I love when that happens, when you meet random people, never to see them again. The race sponsor, an Irish pub, were offering free food and beer afterwards, so it was a great place to socialize after the race. (sorry, nutrition tracker!)
So, overall, I had a ton of fun tonight. With new tips and encouragement from the guys, and another chip to add to my collection, it was a good day!
On to the next finish line!