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My morning got off to a rather unexpected start when I slept through my alarm! I had been planning to wake up around 0530 and read emails and whatnot before heading out as soon as it started to get light, i.e. around 0630. Instead I woke up at 0635. No idea how I slept through my alarm as I haven't done that in years and my phone showed a missed alarm so obviously I had it set and just didn't wake up. I guess at least I was sleeping soundly.
I did have most of my stuff set out and ready to go, so I was up and out the door in 15 minutes. It was cool enough this morning that starting 20 minutes late wasn't too much of a disaster.
I ran 17.5 and felt pretty good the entire way. It was cool and blustery out, though I was getting a bit warm by the end. I saw a couple of groups of cyclists and I crossed paths with a group of three female runners.
It was on an out-of-the-way little road and I've never seen anyone else running in that area. Then, about a mile from home, I almost got beaned in the head by the bucket of a backhoe. The backhoe operator had been facing away from my direction of approach, digging on the side of the road and apparently decided to swing around into the roadway without checking for obstructions.
Obviously the sleeping in had no detrimental effects. Glad you still got to run!
No run. I just went to the meeting spot and showed up for coffee afterwards. I think those are my favorite runs. The ones where other people run and I get to sleep in and come for coffee. I had an Americano with steamed milk sugar free white chocolate flavoring. Very good.
It counts in my book.
Good luck on your race tomorrow!!
I survived my half. I actually feel better than usual which makes me happy.
I did not get under 1:55, but I did get 1:57:07 which is my 2nd fastest half and a PR for this race. I also got 1st in AG so that's cool. I figure I ran this race in 2006 and got under 2:00. It took me 10 years to get under 2 hours again so it may take me awhile to run a 1/2 under 1:55. I'm not ready to give up yet.
hey, great job! That's pretty awesome! I'm sure sub 1:55 is in you, and how cool on the AG award! How did you feel during the race?
Thank you! Felt good. Challenged, but not dying. My split's were good but a little slow at the crowded start and a 2 1/2 mile long hill, but other than that no nausea or feeling like the wheels were coming off. I took a 1/2 a gel but couldn't get the zipper in my belt open when it was time for the other half. Still just that little bit was better than a completely empty stomach.
That's great - congratulations!! PR in the race PLUS 1st place AG - WOW!!
Sub-2, your second fastest ever, a PR for the course, and 1st in AG. Sounds pretty awesome to me, especially since the previous best for this race was 11 years ago!
This race is a little quirky but It's always going to be a sentimental favorite.
Way to go!!
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Congrats! It may not have been the ultimate super-amazingness goal, but 2nd fastest half, course PR, and AG winner is awesome!
2017-11-13 5:21 AM
hi all! I headed out to run 5 this morning, but ended up with 4.1 with some walk breaks due to the queasiness. Oh well. As long as I'm getting out there and getting something in, I'm counting it as a win. Hopefully when I hit the second tri I'll have that amazing second tri boost of energy. We'll see.
I hope so too. The first 3 mos are the hardest. At the end, when you are showing at least people cut you some slack.
Great job getting out there.
Sorry about the queasiness. Well done with getting out there; it sounds like not pushing it was the right decision.
First work shift from home today early this morning I managed to make coffee without any grounds
DH came downstairs and saw the clear water sitting in the carafe after I told him I made coffee. Kind of nice working in sweats with my puppy sleeping at my feet
11 mile run this afternoon with friends who I haven't run with in awhile, one had preventative double mastectomy over summer so was out for awhile. Great to reconnect with running friends.
Making tamales for dinner and told DH that I think I will make this for Christmas Eve dinner too, he and O were agreeable with this, pretty sure the ILs will have other opinions.
Who doesn't like tamales?!
What a great day(except for the coffee)!
The one who cooks gets to choose.
Hot water might warm you up, bit it's rather lacking in flavor and caffeine.
I will eat the tamales the ILs don't want.
Come on over, I'll be making lots of vegan ones
Tamales...even more fun when you have a big group and you're making hundreds of them.
Sleeping in? Not a chance. I had to get up at 4 CST to get to the airport for a 6:30 flight home. I did get about 1.5 miles walking in to get to the DART station.
4 am isn't nearly as scary to runners. It's just early as opposed to 6 am which is "late".
4 last night to get a Saturday run in. 6.1 this morning before church.
Good for you getting it done. What's the saying?"Any day I am too busy to run is a day I'm too busy." That could be your tag line. But I'm about to steal it for myself.
I think it sums up most of our lives here too.
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