What a crazy way to start out Thanksgiving Day! I was really nervous going into this race because I didn't train by logging any miles. The only time I have ran is in a work out at Crossfit. My last run was Galveston's Toughest 10K on the Causeway. I think once you do those bridge runs you can really do a flat race but I'm not a fan of the concrete courses.
It started out with not getting a good nights sleep because my kids were playing musical beds. I did start stretching out though as soon as I got moving. Next up I tried out Bob Harper's suggestion for runners by eating some oatmeal for my complex carbs 45 minutes before a race to maintain energy. That advice would come back to bite me! I finally got to On The Run and picked up my chip and met up with our group. There are a few missing from the photo. It was great to have so many people to run with today.
Then I checked the music on my iPod and get this, all I had was Kidz Bop music from a wedding reception that we had last weekend for some friends. All my rock my run music was gone! To my horror I knew I would be listening to the chicken dance, hokey pokey and the bunny hop! That's right, I just went with the flow on this one. After that first mile that oatmeal wanted to leave so I had to actually leave the course and stop at the Shell station much to my horror. Never will I have oatmeal before a race again! NOTED
I did really well until I got around miles 4-5 because my body started to get cold and stiffen up. I really wish I would have had my calf sleeves or longer pants. It was hard to pick up speed! Then I kept thinking about what it would be like to have to run 6 more miles. My feet were burning. They kept sliding back and forth inside my shoes.
This is the footage from crossing the finish line. I was trying to avoid running over that baby! My body was in cyborg mode. It was really cold by the end. I wonder if I should have put my jacket back on?
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