Friday came and I was trying to get ready for it. I really wanted to make sure I was ready and was really trying to hydrate myself well because I didn't want to get dehydrated like I think I was the last time. So I got my clothes laid out and was sucking down water like it was my job and was stretching a lot. I really wanted to make sure that I was stretched out.
|Clothes all ready!|
|Breakfast - but only ended up eating the cantalope.|
The race was good, it had rained earlier that morning which was a good thing because it cooled things down some but it was still hot and humid! Starting off I was doing ok, I really tried to go slower starting out this time than I did on the last 5k hoping that I would be able to go further. I ran the entire first 1.5 miles and then walked while taking my water at the water station. Caught my breath and took off again. Then my mind really got to me. I was fighting myself hard. I probably ran the next 3/4s of a mile and then walked again to the water station, caught my breath and then I knew I only had 1 mile left and knew I could run it. I pretty much ran the last mile straight. Did take real short walking breaks but as soon as I would walk I would yell at myself to keep going. I hit the 3 mile mark and took off sprinting.
Kristina met me at the finish line and she pushed me to the end. She let me know I was lower on my time than last time and pushed me hard. It was hard and I was EXHAUSTED! My legs were done! I finished in 36minutes and something but I was done and I did it! I improved with was all that mattered!!! I felt good.
Got home with Miss H and she of course went through my goodie bag right away.
|Miss H enjoying all the goodies she could find!|
Final Race results:
Have you ever heard of drinking Chocolate Milk after a race?
I was told that and read that somewhere and I think next time I'm going to have some ready to drink as soon as I get home! Maybe that'll help with my headache issues after I run.