WARNING - This is likely to be a very long post...either that, I will just restrain myself and break it up over the next day or two. :)
Last weekend, I crashed and burned at a race. It was only a 5K, too. :( I signed up for a race to help myself get motivated to keep running. Plus, it was a glow-in-the-dark race. I feel like I run better at night, and who doesn't love glow sticks???
Training went well - I used one of AnnaGrace's three gym memberships, and felt great on the treadmill. The Sunday before the race, I ran 5 miles at an easy pace without any problems. I was determined to break 30 minutes this time and set a new PR.
|Before the race, when life was good, and my pride was still intact.|
|This sign makes me laugh.|
I ended up being able to get back into a jog/run for the last mile or so, and finished in 31:35. Not bad, considering that my second mile was at a pace of 14 minutes.
|After, still alive. :)|