10k race result

First, I’ll start off with yesterday. I believe my stomach knew it wasn’t going to have an appetite yesterday, which is why i was so hungry the day before. I have a culprit, and her name is Aunt Flo, or the red devil…you get the picture.

anyhow…here’s a sum up of the eats. I’m currently using my roomie’s sister’s computer because I can’t use mine and their wireless, so no pictures. sorry!

Wednesday:

Bfast: greek yogurt, cinnamon, cranberries, homemade maple almond granola, apple

Lunch: banana and pb; some pineapple

Snack: Smores Zbar

Dinner: two veggie tacos, each w/ two corn tortillas, guacamole and salsa.

Snack: nuts and chocolate single serving planters mix and a handful of pb filled mm’s.

My drive home absolutely sucked yesterday and what should have taken me an hour took me almost THREE!!! But I won’t whine, I got to where I needed to be in one piece, so everything is cool. I tried to get to bed relatively early last night because I needed to wake up by FIVE AM to get ready fo my race this morning!!! I had my normal banana/flax/cinnamon/cranberry/walnut oats before the race…and two big glasses of water.

Let me just say, OMG. It poured, and it poured, and it POURED. I ran, practically SWAM that entire 10k…and on top of the fact that it was so wet and I was so drenched, there were 4,000 people in that race! It was absolute MADNESS! But here’s a roundup of my thoughts during the race.

Start: “Holy crap, there area a lot of people here. I’m at the back of the line, whcih means the time on the clock when I come in will be wrong because I’m going to be starting after everyone else at the front. Remember that for when passing finish…and remember to start watch. It’s drizzling; I hope it stays that way.”

Mile 1: “Holy cracker I’m behind! I’m at 8.52 when I want to be at 8.30…must speed up a little at least and try to get out of these little clumps of slower people…it’s starting to rain harder now.”

Mile 2: “Are you freak’n kidding me?! It’s flip’n POURING and I’m being PELTED with raindrops…I really need to turn off my ipod…but where am I going to hide it to prevent it from getting wet….uh, no where. I’m betting I’m going to ruin it. It’s 18.26…need to get out of pack.”

Mile 3: “Still pouring…passing most of the pack…is the rain going to let up anytime soon? I’m currently soaked to the bone, head to toe…I’m running in a pool in my shoes…and trying to jump over rivers in the road. I’m at 26 flat now…still need to speed up.”

Mile 4: “I’m miserable and wet…but I’m halfway done and I’m going to finish this. But, I’ve given up looking at my watch because really, I don’t care what time I get, I just want to finish this blasted thin…at least the rain is letting up a little.”

Mile 5: “Freak’n A, spoke too soon. Pouring AGAIN…I can feel blister forming…Oh, and I had to run into the bathroom for about 15-20 seconds…must factor that out of time at end…”

Mile 6: “Only .2 miles to go! I can see the finish!!! SPRINT WOMAN SPRINT!!!!

The end! I have no idea what place i got, what my “official” time was, but according to my watch it was 53.06…so subtract about 15-20 seconds for the bathroom check…

I BROKE 53 minutes!!!!!!

I’m guessing I got around 52.46-52.51…Yipppeeeeeee!!!!!

Overall, it was a good race, especially considering the weather and the number of people. I’m actaully quite proud of myself. I wonder how much rain came down during the race? hehe…

I ended up running a little before the race frantically trying to get my bib and all, and then afterwards also cause I was trying to find my roomie and my brothers…so add on about another 1.5-2 miles for the day. I’ll say I got in an even 8 today to add to my POTM challenge! Yay!

No one got any pictures of me with their cameras but I did see professional photographers so hoepfully they got one of me with those…I seriously was wet white shirt and all…booo

Alright chickadees…I’m tired, need a nap, then gots to get to cooking my vegetarian feast for me and my roomies siblings at her house!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!

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32 Responses to 10k race result

  1. lizzy says:

    Congrats on your great 10k!!! happy thanksgiving, enjoy all the yummmm food!!!

  2. Becca says:

    Great job on the 10k! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Krista says:

    Sounds like an intense race! Good job!

  4. shelby says:

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING GIRLY!!!
    Eat lots of Pumpkin Pie and Goodies and just have fun!!

  5. Balance, Joy and Delicias! says:

    woooooo…….. you run 10 miles?!!!! congrats!!!! (so fun to read your mind’s evolution ^_^)

    Happy thanksgiving!

  6. VeggieGirl says:

    YOU DID IT, GIRL!!!!!!! Hell freaking yes :-)

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  7. glidingcalm says:

    Congrats on your great time!!! I am so impressed and inspired by you runners!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING MELISSA!

  8. Andrea of Care to Eat says:

    GREAT job sweetie! That is so awesome – screw the rain, you rock!

  9. chandra says:

    Great work lady!! Woo!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  10. Pearl says:

    omgod GREAT JOB! now i cant’ wait til post-thanksgiving so i can take you out for a celebratory meal/drink/whatever!

  11. magpie says:

    Congrats!!! That’s a great time :)

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. flower says:

    Thats brilliant! I hate running, I can do about a mile and then I want to give up!!
    Happy Thanksgiving

  13. Caitlin says:

    yay for race reports!!! :) good job!

  14. ksgoodeats says:

    CONGRATS!!! Glad to hear you survived the rain too!

    Have a great time cooking today – Happy Thanksgiving :D

  15. ŀĀŘ¡ŝ∫Á says:

    congratulations! thats amazing!

  16. Meghann says:

    Great race and great time and you did it all in the rain! Way to go!!

    Have a great Thanksgiving!!

  17. Katie says:

    Wow, you are one tough cookie! Congrats on your accomplishment, and happy Thanksgiving!

  18. Bunny Trails says:

    As always, I am so impressed with you! You rock! Congrats on the 10k and the time (in the rain no doubt)!

    Happy Turkey Day!!

  19. Meg says:

    Congrats on the run! You should be so proud. Happy Thanksgiving!

  20. Aimee says:

    Congrats on the great race!! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  21. sarah says:

    congrats on the 10k and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

  22. Gina says:

    Fabulous! I did a 5K this morning, and convinced 4/5 members of my to join me :) I’ll actually be posting pics soon, I love celebrating Thanksgiving that way. Congrats on the time, that is awesome!!

  23. HangryPants says:

    You kicked booty! Great job and hope you had a great job!

  24. Erin of Care to Eat says:

    EXCELLENT JOB GIRL! I’m so proud of you and LOVED the play by play.
    Funny, Aunt Flo came to see me this week. Now we know we’re on the same wavelength, so to speak!

  25. imadedinner says:

    Congrats on the 10K!!! Thats awesome!!

  26. Lara says:

    CONGRATS to you! You should be so proud! Enjoy your meal!

  27. Andrea (Off Her Cork) says:

    Congrats on your race!! And Happy Thanksgiving!

  28. loveofoats.com says:

    sorry to hear about the long drive + rain! but way to go :)

  29. lighterportions says:

    Awesome job on the race! You rock! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

  30. Erica says:

    Oh my gosh! I can’t believe it ran so much! Craziness! Good for you for sticking with it (despite the rain) and finishing with such great time! Congrats Congrats!

  31. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) says:

    Congrats! Nice job!

  32. runningwithfood.com says:

    Wow…that was a tough race with all the rain! You did it though! Way to rock it out girl!!

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