Sunday, October 7, 2012
I hurried up and signed up for another race this weekend. It was called the Quadtoberfest. ANd again it almost didn't happen. After sleeping in the hospital for a couple nights, my back was out of whack. It was sore the beginning of the week and then on Wednesday I woke and almost couldn't move. Up until last night I was iffy if I should still run today. But, I had to. If I pushed it again I'd have anbother conflict and another. If I was going to do this, really be a runner, I had to do it.
I woke at 6:00am for the 7:30am race. Got dressed, ate a bagel, drank a little sports drink, water and popped some Advil.
I got to the course at 7:00am. No one was there. About 7:10 another runner showed. Still no site of the organizers. And no bathroom! Finally around 7:15 the organizers showed. This was definaitely a more casual race. About 3 others showed for the 5K. A handful for the half and marathon. In my group was another first timer, a younger girl, two children and their dad. It actually felt nice to have a small group and no pressure.
Off we went. Being the newbie I am, I had my car key in one hand, my iPhone in the other. The first mile was pretty good and my Nike + app said I was clocking an 8:57 mile. Which is the best I've ever ran. Mile 2 seemed more difficult as some was uphill. I had to slow to a walk for about 15-30 secs to catch my breath. I rounded the bend and was set on mile 3. Again, one more pause for about 15 secs walking. Then on to the finish. My time came in at 28:09. Not bad!!
It felt great to finish. And wasn't as horrible as I thought it would be. I felt amazing after and am excited to sign-up for my next one! I did it!
Posted by The Slick Mom at 3:07 PM