Well during yoga yesterday I started feeling kind of icky. I did a few chores then came home and started feeling really sick. Chills and sweats, tummy gymnastics.
All night long I was sweating and feeling terrible. I figured the race was not happening. But I kept asking the running gods to help me out. Since technically this would be my first real race in over 2 years. I woke up this morning and didn't feel great, but decided to go anyway. I was feeling terrible, but I felt wiped out.
This race is promoted as a challenging race 7K, part trail, part road. I didn't remember it being all that challenging. Ah the old memory cells failing me... I did not remember all the hills and the water crossings
(Chris said that is probably because the last time it was a dry summer) The first mile was pretty easy. Ran it in 9:34, maybe that was my mistake. Hill after hill after hill. They usually have a 25K with "more hills that miles"
with this one, but because they moved the date, usually a Labor Day race, not many people registered. So they canceled that one. I know this one had more hill than miles too, probably twice as many. Then there was the water crossings
I remembered it being easy, well maintained trail, so I didn't wear my trail shoes.
I mostly ran this race in my sisters memory. She would have been 70 today and it coincided with a full moon, being a moonchild. She wasn't a runner, but I thought she'd like that I ran it for her anyway. I hope. I miss her everyday.
All in all a very fun time. Glad I decided to go even though I was feeling a tad wonky. The drive to the north shore was beautiful. Did not run very well, but considering how I felt yesterday that I ran at all is a plus; I am not beating myself up over it. I ran it 7 minutes slower than in 2014. My shoes are drying in the sun now.
Was a fun race, not many people tho. They have replaced plastic swag bags with cinch bags and a glass mug with the logo instead of shirts. I like it when they have useful stuff like that.
Have a fantastic Sunday masters.