The race started at 7 AM and I had to pick up my bib beforehand so I wanted to be there by 6. Which meant leaving our house at 5 which meant a 4:30 wake up call. Not as bad as Tinker Bell... but still pretty darn early. Extra brownie points to my awesome husband though - he got up with me, chauffered me to start, held my stuff while I peed, and then was my on-course photographer. Yay Donny!
|the line is so long you can barely see the porta potties off in the distance!|
I was super excited to see Monica from Run Eat Repeat on the course (she was way, way, way ahead of me). As we were leaving I saw her talking to a few ladies so I awkwardly introduced myself. Afterward Donny was like, "real smooth babe, real smooth." I said dumb stuff like "big fan!" and I talked too fast and was just overall a big loser-face. oh well - I was still happy to meet her!
|starting out feeling good|
The race is billed as having "rolling hills" and I just didn't take it seriously enough. Rolling hills sounds innocent enough, right???
|I'm just happy that it's over|
One thing I did well though was my post-race recovery. I drank 2 bottles of water, half a Gatorade and ate a protein bar all within 30 minutes of finishing. As soon as I got home I took an ice bath. Then I ate real food, stretched really good, and napped! And then the rest of the day was more of the same - eat. drink. stretch. repeat.
I have another half in three weeks which is definitely an easier, flatter course - so hopefully I can pull out some better numbers then.