Thursday Julie and I went to pick up our packets for the Urban Bourbon half marathon. Free bourbon tasting and bourbon balls, and then the Ultimate Veggie sandwich at BBC. YUM!
I knew I would finish and was just going to have fun. I'm so excited to be racing again, especially since I thought I wouldn't be running again until next Spring!
Here's a little recap of my race.
Mile 1-4 Feeling great. Wondering if my new Skechers GoRun shoes were going to last for 13.1 miles, since I'd only worn them for my short runs.
Mile 5 I'm a little behind the 2:30 pacer. I think this race could be a 2:35. Take a big mouthful of GU and realize it's chunky! That is not right. Gag, and spit it out. (Yes, I made sure no one was next to me)
Mile 6 Bathroom stop. (Don't you hate that!!) Goodbye 2:30, hello 2:45 pacer.
Mile 7 Running along and just enjoying the day, when I come up to a girl singing. She was singing so loud I could hear her over my music! Ok, that's cool, I sing sometimes when I'm running too (as long as no one is around!). Here's the funny thing, she was stuck on repeat! "Don't stop till you get enough, ooh" Over and over. And over. Pass singing girl.
Mile 8 The 2:45's pass me. Sad moment.
Mile 9 Singing girl again. Same song. "Don't stop, don't stop till you get enough". I'm not kidding. Run fast.
Mile 10 Take another GU. And it's chunky too. WTH! I remember I had left these in my car over the summer, maybe they're old? I was so grossed out I don't know if I'll ever have another GU again.
Mile 11 That's right, singing girl! This time she's not singing. So I run up next to her and start chatting. She's having a hard time, she was also out for awhile because of an injury, so she wasn't prepared and she's in pain. I tell her to keep singing, and she's so close. As I run off, I hear her sing again, this time a different song. I chuckled.
Mile 12-13 I'm tired, let's get this over with. Yay, my shoes held up, my ankle doesn't hurt, my knees feel fine- I'm still in one piece!
My official time was 2:46. My slowest half was 2:47, so I was glad I beat that.
her blog for a long time, so was very excited to finally meet her. She was just as precious as I knew she would be.
Mellow Mushroom, my first time eating there. It was amazing.
|Portobello and cheese hoagie, and an ice cold Angry Orchard|
|Love the bling!|
Do you sing while you run?
Ever had a chunky GU? (I wouldn't wish that on anyone!)