I slept a sound 10 hours last night! It felt so nice and I was so tired.
When we woke up this morning, Johnny, Tiffany, and I headed out on a morning walk to stretch my sore legs and explore their new subdivision a bit. We ended up walking to the pond, around the pond, and back which was 2.94 miles (yes, I took my Garmin…) and it took us just over an hour.
When we got back we had been thinking about a big breakfast/brunch, but forgot we had told Tiffany’s sister to come over for lunch. I was starved so I ate something to hold me over until Laura gets here for lunch in a bit.
I love Greek yogurt, and Oikos is one of the better brands I’ve found. I want to find more flavors, my local grocer only has vanilla, strawberry, and blueberry
So as I drifted off to sleep last night I thought about my race and wanted to reflect on the experience and the preparation. I think the biggest keys to my success were:
1. Operation Hydration (making a conscious effort to be more hydrated all week & during training)
2. Adrenaline. Nuff said.
3. Increasing my mileage slowly and resting my foot between runs
4. Support from the blog world, friends & family
5. Being a vegetarian and knowing how to fuel my body more ethically (thank you, No Meat Athlete)
6. Having confidence in myself and knowing that I truly was capable of finishing
7. The crowds cheering me on at the 10k
Also, I finally uploaded the data from my Garmin and noticed that I negative split the entire race. I wish I hadn’t been so reserved the first 2 miles, I probably could have gone a bit faster (but, would I have died out earlier?). Mile 5-6 was sub 10 minutes. I’ve NEVER run a sub 10 minute mile, and I did it in the end of a race! And there was a hill on mile 5 (small, but slowly increasing steepness). Pretty incredible, if I do say so myself.
Okay enough of that. I have BIG race plans that I’m planning, so look for a HUGE announcement in the next few weeks! Off to shower, eat lunch, and shop!