Saturday, July 21, 2012

Fresh Burst 5 mile race

I was PREPARED for this one...
race bib


running GU


kt tape

body glide

water bottle

garmin watch

I ran this race last year so I was familiar with the course. Still my nerves were uncontrollable. I am still doubting my abilities and having to take so many walk breaks is just so foreign to me still. I had a great plan for this race and thanks to my garmin running watch I could execute my goals. I ran for 10 min walked for 5 and repeated. I was very strict. Never walked when I was to be running and never ran during a walk break. Just stuck to my plan.

Last year I finished this race in 51:40 min. This year, 63. Not too bad eh?!?!?

The swag for this race is always the best...

Saturday, July 14, 2012

It ALMOST killed me...

That first race post baby was HORRID!!!

I was sore, as in could not move properly for a few days sore.

I thought about never running ever again but then I saw this...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Firecracker 5 mile race


The facts...

100 degree weather

Birthed a baby 40 days ago

Still engorged from my nursling

Just resumed exercise 18 days ago

I crossed the finish line.

I think that is all I have to say about this race.

It was the worst idea I ever had, almost made me give up running. Glad I did not die. Glad my sweet baby slept the whole time. Glad my family did not die of heat stroke while waiting for me. I went home fed my baby and slept. Woke up to feed him again and then slept some more. IF I ever have another baby... (not likely I am old) I will not run this soon after. IT.WAS.BRUTAL.