Well guys, it’s Thursday evening as I’m typing this up and it’s late. I still have lunches to make, bottles to fill, and a half dozen other things that I’d like to accomplish before my bedtime (which should have been, like, a half hour ago).
BUT…I had to pop in quick to let you all know that I survived my race.
Word on the street is that there was around 9,500 attendees and I’d certainly believe it. There were tons and tons of people everywhere you turned.
We had about 30 or so people from my company that participated, and I spent about 90% of the race with my friend, Morgan.
We all got fancy matching shirts, too.
We had said we’d stick together for the duration, but I started losing steam towards the end (hello, nasty blister on the bottom of my big toe/ball of my foot) and I told her to just keep on going without me. I know, it sounds so dramatic, doesn’t it?
The race was 3.5 miles and I wound up talking three walking breaks throughout it. And despite the fact that it was raining pretty good before the race started, the actual race stayed fairly dry. Mile 1 felt pretty good. Mile 2 was alright. Mile 3 was not that awesome. And the last half mile had me silently cursing my decision to run.
Then I crossed the finish line…and although I legit thought I was gonna pass out, I was pumped.
(Unofficial time there…pretty sure my actual one is closer to 34 mins)
*Update! My official time was actually pretty accurate to that…
Running races really isn’t all that scary (okay, running short races isn’t all that scary…I still think you marathoners are nuts) and it actually felt pretty good to be moving out there.
Really, had it not been for Propel and their Add Flavor Challenge, I’m pretty positive I would have never signed up for this thing.
They challenged me to face my fitness fear, and I went for it. So what about YOU guys? Have any of you gone ahead and faced any of your fitness fears yet this month??
Now, does this mean that I plan on signing up for more races anytime soon. Nope. No it does not. I’m perfectly content running sans bibs and crazy-large crowds. Buuuut maybe I’ll attempt a run or two off the treadmill now. We’ll see.
Disclaimer: This post is part of my partnership with Propel. All opinions, as always, are my own.