Hello everyone! I’ve been trying to post about yesterday’s race for a good 24 hours but was not feeling well after. This has happened the last two races in which I have participated. I think I am just getting extremely dehydrated, with the combination of racing and breast feeding and my body feels crappy for a good 24 hours after unfortunately. I think I am going to really focus on hydrating for the days leading up to my next race (next week is the Broad Street Run). AAANWAY, yesterday was a 10k for the March of Dimes. Having my own son, this cause has become dear to my heart so I was excited to be able to race for it.
It took place at the art museum, onto Martin Luther King Drive and back. It was super flat and I was looking to PR. Unfortunately I had some gasto issues prior to the race and just did NOT feel good the entire 6.2 miles. Boo. So this is how i gague the success of a race; how I FELT during it. Obviously I look to PR at races, but overall I feel this is a better way to judge myself during a race. So yea, yesterday wasn’t great. I fought for every tenth of a mile. BUT, I did end up coming in second in my age division (30-39), just seconds (6, to be precise) shy of my PR (54:17)
Anyway, I am FINALLY starting to feel better. I don’t like when that happens so I will be doing my best to hydrate well next week and in subsequent races. Tell me: Does this ever happen to you?
We did manage to make it to the park yesterday to view Husband’s baseball game and enjoy the beautiful weather. Here are some cute pics 🙂
PS: Does anyone else think it is next to impossible to get a good picture of two babies together?! Ha! Some outtakes…