That title is an homage to this race’s “shirt phrase“
Anywhooo, let’s get to the recap!!!! In one word, the race was AMAZING! I loved it! It was a fantastic experience. I felt great and finished strong. Sorry to toot my own horn, but I’m happy with it!
Yea, this morning I woke up NOT excited to run. I felt stiff and tired! But that all changed once the race began. I felt so great today! You know how some days, you’re not feeling it, I was glad today was not one of those days.
So, I think I did a few good things…
1. I used almost every hydrant (they acted as sprinklers) from mile 2 on. It helped immensely with the heat. I was truly “cool” :-)
2. I did not eat prior to the race as my stomach is my “achilles heel” and can cause me the most problems. BUT I did drink almost an entire G2 (Grape of course-yumm). I did not need water until about mile 4, drank a few sips of Gatorade around mile 6, had a life saver around mile 8 (that turned out to be a true “life saver” as it gave me a little burst of energy when I needed it and served as a mind distractor when I was concerned my toe nail was falling off-it actually was not, it was just chafing badly, and my hip hurt a bit)
3. I brought my cell phone- I was able to text my Mom mid-way who was concerned about me running in the heat…oh Mom ;-) But I loved having i. The belt held it well and only bounced a little bit but was ok when I rotated it to be above my behind
So, I finished strong and then made my way back to meet my mom. She parked at FDR park so the walking resumed :-) So, all in all a WONDERFUL experience!
Here are the “official results...”
|30823||Jessca||Downes||Philadelphia||PA||FEMALES 30 TO 34||30||F||01:33:21||01:33:28||8637||3141||610||53.2%|
WOOT WOOT! I’m happy with it!
Did you run Broad Street?!? Boast post about it here (comment). Seriously! Be proud! Do tell!