I went into this race, not expecting to do very well. I had a goal to finish under 2:15, but I didn't think that I would come in under 2:10. The morning was COLD and I sat in the car with my husband for a long time before the race started. I got to meet Alicia just a few minutes before start and that was fun for me. Especially because she's a hugger and gave me a hug as soon as she saw me. I like hugs.
Mile 6 had an aid station and a Honey Bucket and I NEEDED a pit stop. I also decided to try my first GU (I know, not the best idea to try something new in the middle of a race), so I only had half of it and then chugged some water and continued on my way. Chocolate GU really isn't too bad and I actually kind of liked it.
Mile 8 had an uphill that I hated with an aid station at the top and then gravel road on the way down. I let it fly on the downhill even though I was tired from the uphill.
Mile 10 had me getting jumped on by a dog that wanted to play. That scared the crap out of me because I was totally in the zone and didn't notice anything until the dog had jumped at me and then went back to its owner. I was really loud with my "WHAT THE???"
I spent the rest of the day on the couch trying to sleep because I was so worn out. Super sore all day long. But yesterday was better and today I don't really have any pain anywhere. I'm excited for this coming Saturday's race, but really plan to hold back and just take it easy. This upcoming race is a tough course.
Hope you all had great weekends!