If you follow me on twitter, you could or might have seen my times for the race yesterday morning. I forgot that I had signed up for the twitter updates (I guess I did when I registered) so it was a delight to see when I finished that Chris had been following along–
I had a tough race. I had thought that I’d been running often and enough that taking a week off for Paris would be no problem. And that might have been the case. But then one week turned into two because of getting sick…and I think that was too much to get back into the higher volume running right away, so I ended up with a bit of a hip problem. I’ll go into more race details later, but I finished, it hurt a lot, and I couldn’t be prouder of myself for sticking it through anyway.
2:39:40. My lungs were ready, my legs were not.
We saw this trailer at the start of the race. I’m not usually a mantra person, but this actually helped push me through some of the worst of it. And knowing I’d get a cowbell shaped medal at the end and get to eat a lot. That helped too.
If I’d remembered my splits were being broadcast on twitter that might have helped too, but I’m kind of glad I forgot. That might have just depressed me!
Anyway, I’ll write a full recap later—I want to sit and reflect for a day or two. I’m also planning to do another giveaway this week, so stay tuned!