Friday, February 8, 2008
9 on the 8th???
Ok so I attempted Nancy's Virtual Race today on the 8th (you know me..I get all crazy and do things early). Well my ipod had a brain fart half way through and I lost the first half of the race. GOOOOOOOOOD TIming Ipod!!! How the heck am I supposed to prove I ran a VIRTUAL race without my data????? Don't tempt me...because you know if you doubt me I will do it again tomorrow with my ipod to prove it! haha Grrrrr...but here is the second half of my race!
Well it was a lovely day for a race. Mid 70's, sunny, cool breeze. Picking up the packets was easy. The Tshirt was a little hard to put on since it was 2-D...but I made it work. I made it to the starting line just in time and thought "these are my kind of races....start at 3 pm!!"
The gun shot and off I went. Beautiful scenery along the gorgeous marshes of Savannah, Georgia. It seemed like shortly after I began running the crowd support and runners dwindled away. The only thing I could think to myself was "I must be winning this race!!" After mile 4...the ipod had a brain fart, froze, and lost everything. I panicked....ate my GU...looked around. I couldn't see anyone creeping up on me, so I knew I had time to restart the ipod. When I was finishing up mile 7, a low tree came out of nowhere and hit me in the head. I thought I ducked enough...but decided from now on I'm going to wear my new bike helmet to these virtual races. They are dangerous!! I felt great during the race and kept thinking about the person who posted on my blog about not getting bored while running..but actually enjoying it. And that is exactly what I did. I was getting rid of all the horribleness of this week (it was downright UGLY)...and feeling great about myself. Something about finishing this race without even being out of breath was the best feeling ever. Chip time was 1 hr 15 minutes. Still waiting for the cool medal..maybe Nancy will give those out to us too!!
Also I got injured yesterday...in what I like to call "Fencing". No I don't mean the cool martial art...I'm talking about tripping over a chain fence. Like the one pictured here. My friend Nikki and I decided to go to the gas station between classes and get a double sugar free redbull. I can't even lie and say I was running, or trying to hurdle it or anything...I simply didn't lift my leg high enough and slammed into the chain with my shin and almost did a flip over the thing. OUCH!!! Needless to say....its swollen and bruised now!
I'm so glad to be done with this race (aka long run) for a few reasons. I proved that my legs still work after last weeks half marathon. It was the first time they felt GOOD running again. ALso this leaves all weekend for me to bond with my new best friend...aka "Benson" or "Flame". I wanted this to be out of the way so I could ride bikes all weekend!! YESSSSSS!!! SO pumped!
Good luck to all of you on your virtual race...too bad I already won :) haha (in my version)