Don’t Call it a Comeback

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Boy did that suck.  I think I would say that the Love Run 2016 ranks among my top 2 worst racing experiences ever.  I can’t really think of what the other one would be either right now, so maybe the worst? LOL.  Legit though, OH MA GERD.


Mama has a LOT of work to do for BS.  Here are my race thoughts, and why it sucked SO badly.

  1.  I left my sneakers at home.  I know.  Seriously.  I put my UGGS on to keep my feet warm as we were driving there and about 10 minutes away from home at 7:47 (are starts at 8!) I realized I did NOT have my sneakers.  We had to go back.  Here is where my plan to eat something got foiled quickly, as did my WHOLE race/game plan…
  2. I started as a result, 11 plus minutes LATE!  Well, smarty girl over here thought it would be a good idea to go “FIND” my pace group.  REALLY!?  What a stupid idea in hindsight!
  3. I had NO Garmin.  I own three.  I was missing either the watch or the charger to ALL THREE. Kill me.  I tried to use the app on my phone to pace but BOY did that backfire. As I was trying to “find my pace group” of 9 minute miles, I apparently ran the first 4 miles at an 8:17 pace (REALLY, ROOKIE!?? DERP) and in 33 minutes.  SOOOO dumb.  Needless to say my whole body cramped at about mile 5 just as I saw….
  4. HILLS!?  I legit had NO clue or recollection that there WERE any hills for this race!  I got bored staring at the course map at about mile 5.5 (when said hills enter the picture) so I did not know.   The night before the race I searched for an elevation chart too and couldn’t find one.  I  know. I can’t.  SO stupid.
  5. I puked between miles 4 and 5.  Multiple times.  I NEVER puke while running.  I think the combo of no breakfast/water intake prior to the race plus busting my rear for the first 4 miles was the culprit.
  6. I forgot to take Advil.  This old gal likes to take 2 Advil the morning before any rave longer than 5K.  I forgot and I felt it.  My muscles were SOOO warm from running the first 4 miles at 1:48 HM Pace and then…they were NOT.
  7. This one is TMI (but most of my blog is then, isn’t it?) but the WHOLE week prior I had my lovely “cycle” for the first time in 16 months (since G was born). It is clear that despite my best efforts to supplement, the lack of iron and other nutrients hurt me in the end.

Yup.  This pic just about sums it up.

All in all, it was just a shitty shitty race.  I didn’t feel good the whole time.  I usually settle in and really am able to clearly think thought the whole race and have a few “enjoyable” miles.  I feel like I just never settled in.  It didn’t happen this time, and that is ok.  It is an accomplishment no matter what.

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Ummm…at least my race pics (attempting jumps twice…wonder why I ran out of gas) are make me look like I was enjoying?

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The final stats.  BOOM.

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