Saturday, July 7, 2012

Freedom Run

I know this is 3 days late, but hey I've been busy!

On Wednesday I got up at 5am.  I think I only slept 2 hours.  I hate race day sleeps.  I am so anxious and excited that I can't sleep! 

My only time goal was a sub 55.  I knew it would be pushing it, being as my shins SUCK!!  They've been feeling fairly good, but I haven't really pushed myself. 

I got to the race and found my dear friends and my dad.  We stretched, walked, talked, did more talking then stretching.  I was feeling good.  We got in line and it was time for the race to start.  I was feeling really good.  The first mile was an 8:05, 2nd mile was an 8:30, 3rd mile was an 8:40, a sub 9 mile, I WAS FEELING GREAT!!   Then mile 4 hit, I hit a wall....My shins were sore, my legs felt good, but I knew there was no way I could finish with my shins acting up. 

I decided to walk, knowing that taking a walking break would help with the pain.  That mile a 10:39 mile.  The 5th mile was a 9:10 mile, the last mile a 9:11 mile.  I finished with a time of 55:48.  I was hoping to PR, but a minute slower isn't all that bad!!  All that matters is I finished. 

I got really emotionally afterwards thinking how a year ago I ran the 5k, and my very 1st race, now a year later I have finished 12 races. 

Me and the Girls after finishing

Me and My Dad
I filled out my Marathon training schedule.  Talk about intimidating!!

Color Run or shall I say walk

Yesterday was the Color Run in KC.  It was not at all what I expected...It was fun, but it's not something I will ever do ever again.

First packet pick up,  it was from 12 to 9pm.  We got there at 8:45, they tell us to go up the stairs Saturday on one side Sunday on the other.  Once up the stairs both days merge.  The line is forever long.  It took us 45 minutes to get through the line to get my bib number and a shirt.

Saturday morning we get up early, and get on the road at 6:15.  We stayed at my mom in laws house, they live about 30 minutes away from Arrowhead.  We didn't get parked in the Stadium until 7:30.

We make it over to the Starting line, they are releasing 1000 runners every 5 minutes.  Lacey wanted to run with me, so I knew we would run/walk it.  However NO ONE ran!!  The walkers were so thick there was no way to get around them.  We probably got to run the first mile and then we ran through the paint stations.  I did carry her a bit but my baby held her own and was able to walk the majority of it.  

I will say I will cherish the memories of doing it with Lacey forever.