My head was NOT in this race this year. I'm in the midst of MCM training; its been a hot and humid Summer, and I did not wake up feeling great! Honestly, I wanted to shut off the alarm and roll back over in bed, but when friends are expecting me to show up..... I show up!!
I met up with all the RMR ladies for the obligatory pre-race picture !! This is why I got out of bed! Good friends to
|Run, Mama, Run ladies!|
After the pic, we moved up to the Start line. Still not feeling this race.....but we're off, and then my music wouldn't start. Ummmm, I feel like hell, it's hot and humid, I NEED motivation! While I made my way through the bottleneck of runners in the first 1/2 mile, I managed to get my music working and find my pace. It wasn't great, it wasn't horrible! Then Mile 2 - the great side stitch that would stay with me for almost a mile! Then Mile 3 - "oh thank God this is almost over"!! As I sprinted into the finish, I felt as if I was going to die, throw up, pass out, etc. And my thought was ..... oh, I get to go run 15 miles tomorrow .....this sucks!
|Me (far left - see, armband in hand - had to stop fixing music for photographer LOL)|
|Well, I don't look tooooo miserable yet!|
The organizers and volunteers did a fantastic job, and I'm sorry my mood couldn't go along with the great race they put together! Next year, I don't plan on any marathons, so maybe I can go back to enjoying 5K's again :)