I ran a lot more then I thought I would, a lot more then I walked. It was actually...fun. I don't know why. Running on pavement sucks. It was chilly so that was great. But why it was fun and I am totally doing it again October 7 I can't tell you. There is really no reason it should have been.
I was disappointed that there wasn't a bib. So obviously I have to run another race.
|Gabriel and I pre race.|
|Yes, both my shoes have to be exactly as tight on both feet. I think this cost me three minutes.|
|I didn't even see Hamid and Gabriel on the side, all I saw was the Finish Line.|
|I hate this picture because of how fat I am, but I love it because you can see how determined I am.|
|I included this because Gabriel looks really proud of me.|
I was really not happy with my pictures because, fuck, I'm still really fat. *sigh* But I'm posting them anyway. In the last one you can see that soda bottle in my left hand. Gabriel saved me the last two inches of his soda. because he 'knew I needed the caffeine.' I just thought that was so great.
It was the last thing I wanted to drink, but hey, you know? I was surprised at how SO not hungry I was after. I had to force a half a bagel and an apple down. I felt awesome though. Not tired once I had a few minutes of not running. Which makes me think I could have gone harder, but I didn't want to hurt myself.
SO, that's it. I think it was good for Gabriel to be there and see his Mom do something like that. The next one is Cross Country out in Centreville at 8:30 (7:15 check in) so I imagine they'll be staying home for that one.