Happy Monday my friends! I’m typing this Sunday night before I dive into homework. Here’s a recap of the
4:30 am – UP! I actually got up to go to the bathroom around 3:30 and didn’t go back to sleep after that….but two cups of coffee later I was alright.
6:30 am – Wait for the start! Despite signing up as a team…my team was divided into different corrals. I snuck into theirs (yes I know that’s naughty) but held my own slower pace.
7:30 am – Realize that I am a triathlete. My body was so confused that I was running without swimming and biking first. I knew my lack of training (but 2x weekly yoga) was going to slow me down. But I did not expect all the weird aches and pains for the entire race. I ran the first two miles, and after that started to follow the run 6 min, walk 1 min plan that my watch is set to.
8:30 am I did see two runners wearing Black Lives Matter shirts, as far as I’ve heard everything was fairly peaceful, which is good. I’m all for awareness, but also safety.
As I mentioned, I had aches and pains throughout the race. Left knee, right hip, left toe, low back. It wasn’t pretty. I need to get new shoes ASAP and need to get back into the 3 mile routine so I can safely increase my mileage.
The Capitol is getting redone so it doesn’t photograph all that great, but I loved the huge flag they hung as we were finishing. I attempted to sprint the finish, but ran out of gas, so I guess I really did leave it on the course.
Thankfully the free Summit Beer was delicious. After the race my friends and I had planned on going out to brunch, but ended up ordering pizza and hanging at home, it was awesome!
Did you race this weekend? How did it go??