|Turns out apples right after running don't seem to agree|
with my delicate ecosystem. But the half-eaten apple
looks cool on the shirt, doesn't it?
So anywhoo, showing up was my only goal for today and I'm pleased to say that not only did I show up for the race, I ran it as well. So I think that means I exceeded my own expectations. Well done, Nora, well done!
I wore my snazzy trail shoes and I could see the other runners looking at me so enviously, all of them thinking to themselves "Man, a chick with shoes that awesome just has to be crazy fast." But you know me, I like to keep 'em guessing, and I think it's bad form to be a show-off, so I went at my usual pace. Garmin Electra (despite being the temperamental and untrustworthy beyoch that she can be) showed up too, and managed to stay awake for the entire run. Here are my splits:
Not too bad, eh? And those splits are negative, princess! I'll take it, especially since I've done lots of fast walking but very little actual running over the last few months.
|With the husband after the race. |
Eyes open and my nose is clean as a whistle!
So that's it peeps! redemption! chapter 2 (Monster Dash 10 mile, where my goal is to NOT walk through the finish chute) coming up next weekend.... I'm running it solo so here's hoping I show up for it.
Oh, one more thing. Remember my envy of the woman who could blow snot rockets? And that, despite my envy, there was no way I would EVER do that in public? Well, never say never, people.....desperate times call for desperate measures. My nose was running like a faucet out there today - after four uses my one tired little kleenex was spent so I was blowing snot rockets like a pro.