Sunday, June 26, 2011

Thorn Sweating + 5 Miles

The Boring Runner hosted a virtual 5K for Saturday morning.  I had 8 miles to run and planned to "race" my 5K the last 3.1 miles.

One thing I've learned in my years of running is that things don't always go according to plan on race day.

I finished my 8 miles in an hour and a half after stiff legging it to a gas station bathroom for three-quarters of a mile.  As I was using the facilities (I had a few minutes to ponder), I was trying to come up with a clever way to work it into my race report.  I wasn't getting much inspiration, so I got out (after peeling the toilet paper from my sweaty legs - you have to have a barrier, right?) and finished my run. 

I developed a blister after 4 miles, so I had that to help me home too.

You know you always wanted to see a picture of my foot.

So my plans to race home didn't work and I have to use my first three miles of my run.

Finish time for the Sweat Your Thorns Off Virtual 5K: 29:36.  Pretty weak.

1 comment:

Adam said...

LOL - Ok I seriously thought that I was the only one who had to peel the TP off of my butt after going during a run. HILARIOUS!