I’m very happy to say that my race went well! The weather was good, the atmosphere was good, the outcome was good…lets start from the beginning.
I gotta be honest, I wasnt feeling super great from what I had eaten last night. Needless to say, I probably will not be eating Bertuccis the night before a race EVER again, but I was a trooper 😉
I made this playlist, which worked like a charm if I do say so myself!
Third Eye Blind-Semi Charmed Life
Nicki Minaj-Super Bass
Stevie Wonder-I Wish
Neutral Milk Hotel-Ghost
Kanye West- Monster
Senses Fail-All the Best Cowboys have Daddy Issues
Max Bemis ft Sherri Dupree-Bemis-Do the Dohnk
Britney Spears-I wanna go
Adele-Rolling in the Deep
Lady Gaga-You and I
Death Cab for Cutie-We Looked like Giants
Otis Redding-Try a Little Tenderness
Britney Spears-Dont keep me Waiting
Jacks Mannequin-MFEO: Part 1-Made for Each Other
Britney Spears- (Drop Dead) Beautiful
Britney Spears-Up n’Down
Lady GaGa-Heavy Metal Lover
Panic! At the Disco-Always
Britney Spears ft Will I Am-Big Fat Bass
Black Eyed Peas-Just Cant Get Enough
Lady GaGa-Marry the Night
Billy Joel-Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)
LMFAO-Party Rock Anthem
Pitbull ft Ne-Yo-Give me Everything
Britney Spears-Till the World Ends
The race began at 8 am…we have Kevin on photography for the day 😉
This was the starting line…people were dressed in all kinds of crazy tutus and skirts…it was amusing to see. It was also an all-female race, a very comfortable and fun atmosphere. I situated myself at my corral. My goal for this whole thing was to run it in 2:10 or under. I felt so much stronger last year but my foot was acting up alot of the time so I wasnt able to get the time I wanted. I was really really determined this year. I went out too fast…that has never happened to me before as I’m usually overcautious but I knew I went out too fast when my legs were beginning to feel like lead at mile 5 😦 I took gatorade at most stations and downed my shot blocks at mile 7 and I felt pretty strong enough to get the time I had wanted. I’m really happy to say I finished in 2:10..I was hoping it’d be a little closer to 2:09 but Im not gonna beat up on myself. I need to do more speedwork this year in training to get my times down. It only took 3 years of running to realize that 😉
These girls were beasts and were the ones who were 1st and 2nd place in the race 🙂 And this is me finishing
I always like to sprint and look goofy at the end of my races 🙂 They gave us roses and champagne at the finish line…I looked super attractive by the end!
GOOFY, lol. arent you drooling over the mounds of bagels behind me?
I was dying for the port a potty by the end..dear lord :X
Me and my Pops 🙂 I was really grateful to have Kevin and my sister and my mom/dad there to cheer me on…it was truly amazing!
Kevin, Me, Dad, Mom 🙂 Like I said, Nina refuses to take pictures so dont expect to see alot of her on here, but you will definitely hear about her allll the time.
My body feels exhausted but I got home safe and sound and couldnt wait to eat a real meal besides bananas and oatmeal cookies. Kevin heated up some of the pork from his ribs from Thursday and made us sandwiches
I also made use of our oh-so-healthy deep fryer and made us a little bit of french fries
Absolutely what I needed to fuel me to get through the rest of the day. It’s still football sunday folks, so we’ll be having people over and watching the Jets vs. Baltimore at 8 pm!
I cant wait to get to bed tonight, hahaha!
How was your weekend?
Doesnt it feel soooo good to hit one of your goals?
Whats your favorite post-race meal??