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.

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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.
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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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