On Saturday I ran The Chocolate 5k. I won a free entry a couple months ago, and thought it sounded like fun!
I can take or leave chocolate (I'm an ice cream girl all the way), but I just love running races, and it had been awhile, so I knew I wanted to do it.
Most of the race was on a trail, just grass. I was very cautious because there were lots of little holes and being on the uneven terrain, and my leg/ankle hurting, I knew I could easily step wrong and get hurt even worse. So I went pretty slow and walked a few times.
As I was coming up to the finish line, I realized that my Nike app hadn't even reached 3 miles yet. I started walking, and looking around a little bit, thinking maybe I had missed a turn somewhere. I didn't do my normal sprint to the finish line, because I thought there must be a mistake!
I went ahead and crossed the finish line, but no one mentioned the course being short and everything seemed just fine.
After the race I decided to run a couple more miles to make it an even 5 for the day. I SO bad wanted to run for hours and hours, but with my leg/ankle in pain, I knew I couldn't.
One of my IG friends suggested that maybe it was my Nike app that messed up, not that the course was short. I'm thinking that may be the case now too.
I looked at the results online and my time was 34:26. I can't wait till this injury heals and I can start working for the sub 30 5k again!!
In other news...I watched Divergent this weekend, finally. I really didn't know much about it, other than knowing lots of people love it. It was excellent. I might have to read the book now...
Have you ever ran a race that was not measured correctly?
Are you a Divergent fan?