Saturday, August 7, 2010

Day 219

I was really looking forward to today's run, especially because I was excited for my big 4 year old! He got to do a 1 mile run on the runway!! Daddy did it with him since I was doing the 5K immediately following. His chip time was 12:20 and I was so proud of him!!! By the time it was time for my run, I was still emotional from seeing Dax cross the finish line, and when the gun went off I had my arms full of Jude and a bladder full of pee (sorry if that's TMI)! I was totally not ready...and it was the mental aspect that killed me...not to mention my choice of clothing...capris instead of shorts and a BLACK short-sleeved shirt over a thin layering tank! WHAT?!?! I've been doing this long enough to know better, right? I was thinking it was early and it was an easy flat course...yes, flat, but no shade at all!! Ugh! My chip time was 32:25, which was a 10:26 pace...not even bad, but I wanted a PR and I walked two times and I've never walked during a race! I felt defeated and my normal motivation to keep progressing with my running is gone! So much for endorphins today...


  1. I know you wanted a PR but you're still SUPER inspiring to me!! :)

  2. Thanks for your honesty, that's part of being a runner. The best part is that you are sticking with it through the good (flat courses), the bad (no shade & lots of clothes) and the ugly (a full bladder-the worst)! You are amazing!


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