My race recap will be up in tomorrow but the following has been swirling around my brain:
1. More/real training would have made those 15.5 miles much easier!
2. I think my rebellious streak comes into play with regards to running. Maybe a “let’s see what I can do without training!” attitude. Is this rebellion? I don’t know but it’s how I used to shoot myself in the foot with regards to my academics as well. I will also say it’s part of the procrastinator’s creed – if you don’t give your all to the preparation then you don’t have to risk your best being a “failure”.
3. My legs were absolute gelatin as I crossed the finish line. I completely left it all out on the course! I was proud of myself.
4. I stretched after the race, which I rarely do. Solid plan Amy.
5. Today my legs are fairly fatigued and sore. My quads are especially tender. I see some serious squats in my immediate future.
6. I have a lot more determination and heart than I give myself credit for.
7. I ran with 7,000 other runners! This is the largest 25k in the country. We all love running!
8. Biofreeze is my bestie.
9. I didn’t run with my thumb brace because I knew it would be difficult to grab water and other fuel. Adrenaline got me through the race buuut it wasn’t a great idea later.
10. I parked about 8 blocks away. Wow – it was a long way back! A woman with her two kids offered me a ride to my car and while I was tempted I’ve watched way to much Investigative Discovery to take her up on it.
More tomorrow… all smiles though. I seriously thought about not running – I had a prime excuse! A dislocated thumb? Prime! However, I needed to prove something to myself. I’m a proud runner!
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Thanks Rob! I’m not kidding – I totally thought about that day when I ran my first 12 miles with you and Debbie. It was such an amazing feeling! I channeled both of you this weekend :)
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