Sunday, June 6, 2010
A Day at the Races (or my first 10K of the season)
"A Day at the Races" has an alternative meaning today, however, since this morning I ran my first 10K of the season with two of my fellow princesses. I woke up at 5:30 a.m., did my prerace routine of Powerade Zero and a Fiber One poptart, dragged Husband out of bed (he was coming for cheering purposes and to supervise two mini-princesses who were in attendance), and drove 45 minutes to the race site. The weather was pretty awful. It was hot and humid before the race even began at 7:30 a.m. Then about 20 minutes into the race, the skies opened up and it poured for about ten minutes. However, it was so humid after the rain stopped that by the time I finished the race, I was completely dry! UGH!
I had joked that today would be a test of which was more miserable: running in high humidity weather or running a race when you've slagged off with your training. I can now report that the latter is much more miserable. As hot as it was today, it was my breathing that made me the most miserable so I'll definitely be getting myself out of bed for training runs to prepare for the DIVA Half Marathon this fall. I will say though that for as horrible as I felt during the race, my time was surprisingly quick so that is a sign of me potentially building up some speed this summer which would be lovely.
this shirt to wear with my snazzy new capri skirt as my DIVA running uniform. I mean, it has the crown on the front so right there it seems totally appropriate for the race, and then it also has Queen written on it so everyone who sees me will be reminded of the best band ever which will make them happy. I'm not sure about the red though which could clash with my hot pink capris. And it says, "We Are the Champions" on the back which seems a bit silly seeing as how my racing goal is typically to finish without dying, not actually to win. I mentioned it to my fellow princesses today and they thought it was worth purchasing. We'll have to see - luckily I have several months to decide.
I took a nice long nap when we got home (after having a yummy breakfast) and later I'm off for a birthday celebration for one of the princesses. What a royally themed weekend I'm having!
Happy Sunday everyone!