Bad running picture of the race:
Today's race had a lot of good and bad aspects, but overall, I'm pretty happy.
Good: I beat my last time by 4 minutes! yay!
Bad: Oh hey, running on the street is like totally different than running on a treadmill. My "12 minute mile" on the treadmill became embarrassingly slow on the street.
Good: I met a really nice lady during mile 2 who ran with me!! She was super nice and reminded me to pace myself. As we were going, some 10k runners were already on their second round, and she was like "Next time that will be us!" Love her.
Bad: I can never pace myself correctly. I start off too fast then get tired. I do short sprints to get ahead then get tired. I hate it! And in some places, looking back, I felt like I could have pushed more.
Good: I really, really love my pink medal with champagne on it.
Bad: I had walked a little before I hit mile 3 and just decided to run the rest. Then I almost became Sicky McThrowup. I made it to the finish running but a cop on the way seriously almost had it in. I really felt like I was gonna puke!
Good: One thing I really love about racing is the people who don't even know you telling you that you did an awesome job. I got to the finish and met up with the lady I ran with at mile 2 and she was like "You beat your last time! And you're not last!" I said thanks but hunched over because I felt like I was gonna puke, and she rubbed my back. So nice!!!!
After that I felt better and decided to go get some water. On my way in a lady looked at my medal and was like "That's so great!!! Look at how amazing you are." WHAT?! I just ran a race that was probably really crappy, but you think I'm awesome!? I love you!
Now I'm pretty sore right now, but it's bearable.
I guess I have to bite a bullet, though: I need to run outside. At least more often than I am now. Ughhhh.
Next race is Feb. 28.