Where should i start..I wish I had a tape recorder built into my body somewhere b/c my comentary after this race last night and all I was going to write here was pretty darn funny.
Where to start? well...lets just say when I showed up and looked at all the people in the stands I had 2 inital thoughts:
1. Hmm. I never thought about the fact that there would be a stand full of people WATCHING.
2. I am REALLY old compared to these girls and I DON'T belong here.
I continued to make jokes about how if I couldn't be the fastest, maybe I could be the cutest? lol
I never felt a lot nerves like I normally do and I never Felt ANY adrenaline at the starting line. I felt very complacent. I was excited to have FUN but didn't really feel any drive to COMPETE. I wish I did, but all week I have just not felt motivated.
I was seated 13th (from my best 5K time), out of the 25 of us, but I didn't run like it lol.
though I was told to run my first mile in 94 second laps (6:16), I ran it in 6:10:( and then went down from there.
After that first mile, I was peeing and I mean PEEING my pants lOL...except I was wearing short shorts and it was running down my legs! LMBO. all I could think was "does the girl behind me see this??" lol..THAT kind of slowed me down and I thought...maybe I should stop? I mean I seriously considered walking off the track...but somehow I just kept putting one foot in front of the other. ha.
I was at the end of the pack, 3rd to last, **(update: I WAS the LAST!) lol, by the end of the run...but I didn't feel bad at all! in fact I actually felt PROUD that I was running with these girls! I was the ONLY 32 yr old mom in that race ! :D
Plus I have to remember that I am in atraining schedule for LONG distance....a marathon...not a 5K. I did tell my coach that after my marathon and half marathon races I want to buckle down for a while and work on 5K/10K stuff. I actually LIKE running 5ks:)
anyway...here are the pics from the race!!
me and Becky:)
I am in the black shorts and white sports bra. but you probably figured that out.
Me and Helen. she ran a 38:30 in the 10K.