Hello Friends!I went for a long run for the first time since...May 16th according to DailyMile. It felt good!
Purple Stride Walk. It was also for a very good cause, pancreatic cancer. The survival rate is extremely low...think below double digits. The BF's family has lost a few family members to this disease.
Although it was a great event, I am guessing the run was a bit of an afterthought.
In fact, when we were warming up, they told us we were warming up for the "walk." After all of the announcements and excitement about how many donations were made, they told us to have a "good walk."
At the last minute, they told the "runners" to line up at the front. That was us!
|BF sister, me|
Since the run started at 9:30am, it was pretty toasty already at that point. (Another reason I think this was their first run.) Think 75-80 degrees and sunny over the course of the run. I really should have brought water or Gatorade of my own.
5K Midnight Run and 10K Race for Grace who cheered me on and congratulated me for finishing.
I finished with a 11:13 pace...and that was with a bathroom stop at mile 2. (My bladder is awesome like that.)
I just had to pat my own back and hunt for water. At that point it was a bit of a panicked search for water since I was feeling dehydrated!
I also had a mini-panic attack when I saw the BF's cousin and she said that BF's sister's ride had left. Yes, I sprinted the last half mile and ashamedly left her behind. Since I had no idea how fast she was going, I decided to go back on the trail to search for her.
Turns out her ride did not leave. *sigh* At least I got a nice cool down walk in!
I had a nanner as a recovery "meal" and a lunch of champions after I got all showered and fresh.
That's the best feeling isn't it? Showering after a hot run? :-)
Plus some leftover Mexican rice. Yum.
Well I am off to get ready! The BF is coming home tonight! Haven't seen him for a week so I'm super excited. We are hanging out at his parents' house and watching Food Network Stars episodes all night.
Have a great night friends!
*~Amanda aka Semi-Health Nut~*
How was your weekend? Any races?