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Kidzcope Good Grief 5K Run/Walk

Monday, September 02, 2013

So today I finally talked myself into going downtown to register "on the day of the race" for the 5K run/walk. Sure, I hadn't trained for it. Sure would have been cheaper if I had pre registered. Sure would have been a million other things "I should do" at home... And likely would be sitting...

My "warm-up" consisted of spending about an hour cutting up tree limbs into smaller segments to fill the dumpster... Probably a stupid idea and resulted in me being too hot and tired for the race (and I think we were dead last - we had the police escorting us to the finish line, so they could take the orange cones out of the road - mustn't interfere with the evening's bar hopping festivities for the tourists in town for the long weekend?). I couldn't understand any of the loudsquawker's commentary there at the end, but evidentally they were goading us to hurry, because they wanted to turn the clock off.

So anyway, I know I was totally undertrained, totally unprepared, all of that, but was always tired of making excuses why I should not even participate. I haven't seen the official results yet (website still has 2012 results up, as of a couple hours ago.). And there are more of these races I'd like to participate in, as time and funds allow. I went knowing I might not do great, but I gave myself permission to participate. I know that in (nearly?? every event, all participants eventually settle out somewhere along the "bell curve" and someone's gotta be last. Today, I think it was a tie with me and my husband, together till the end. (Isn't "together" worth something? Can I get a boy howdy on that!?).

I didn't see any obvious SparkPeople, but then again, I wasn't wearing my SP shirt (mostly because it was still in the 90's F - very warm - and sweaty soggy cotton shirts are not comfortable. I haven't even put on my race shirt yet....).

So anyway one small thrill was discovering that I had gone over 10,000 steps on my FitBit - which is the first time I've done that many in one day, since getting my FitBit last fall. That includes the yard work this morning. I didn't think to check how many steps I was at, before I started the clock on the FitBit - and I didn't remember to turn it off for a few minutes. It said 1:01:xx seconds - don't remember. I attempted to photograph the 10,000 steps on FB but it doesn't show up too clear. Didn't get any photos of us - probably should have, but it wasn't convenient when I thought of it, and then didn't think of it during times when I could have done it. I was going good to even be there, instead of being at home.

Soooo now I am hoping to do a 5K run/walk in Oct and one in Nov.

Oh and my Smart Wool socks... I'm not sure what happened, but my feet felt sooo hot, like I was fixing to have blisters on the bottoms of my feet. Thankful I had brought a pair of sandals (wanna-be Birks) that allowed my feet to cool off after the race, so that seemed to help. Need to figure out better socks....

And I still have my headache. It's moved elsewhere so must be for a different reason then the one I had this morning. I really tried to weasel out of the race this morning on account of my headache. Did it anyway.

Oh well. At least I was lapping everyone at home resting on their couches!!
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  • CARMEN327
    Wow! Congrats! You got your first one done and hopefully you will have many more in your future.
    1749 days ago
    hydrate...sometimes headaches can be caused by raised blood pressure so hydrate!!

    as for the rest you are AWESOME!! and you and hubby doing it together, even better!!

    Let's do it again, Sam!!!

    1753 days ago
    What an important day this was. Congratulations on seeing it through to the end.
    1753 days ago
    I think it's fantastic that you completed the race! And went over 10K steps for the first time! emoticon emoticon
    1754 days ago
    WOW! I think you did an AWESOME thing! Doing that instead of puttering around at home? You deserve a trophy for motivation!
    1754 days ago
    Congrats! Great job! HUGS
    1754 days ago
  • JESSIKA_56
    Awesome job, you did GREAT! Keep it up! Congrats on 10,000 steps!
    1754 days ago
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