Good evening all! How’s your Saturday?
Today is the day!
I had a fabulous day! It started at 6:00am with a nice warm shower & a little pre-race fuel~
2 slices of WW toast and a Banana I already started to munch on.
Then we were headed to Fresno State for the big race. I was a bit on the nervous side as you can see~
But once I started running it all seemed to disappear. I started out a little on the slower side and was passed several times but I wanted to reserve my fuel for the end.
At the 1/2 way point I turned & burned! I was in the “zone.” My body was cooperating but my lungs felt like they couldn’t keep up. But that didn’t stop me, I kept truckin’ along.
With my competitive nature at the end, I noticed a girl was right beside me so I gave it my all and came in right in front of her! I chatted with her after and told her “you gave me a run for my money”! My headphones even fell out as I crossed the finish line. She was really nice. I enjoy a little friendly competition. 🙂
I set a PR for the first time at 28:21. That’s an average pace of 9:08 minutes a mile. I was shocked & so was my husband! I’ve been in the 10:00ish minute miles the whole time I was training, I guess I just needed a little competition to push myself. Keep in mind these numbers are not official. The official ones should be posted tomorrow on their website. As soon as I get them I will make sure to post them here!
I was amazed with all of the fresh & healthy options they provided. Check them out~
My daughter was with me, that’s why you see double.
Warriors In Pink Bandana & nail file!
This was such an amazing experience and for such a wonderful cause. I felt nothing but positive vibes the whole time from everyone involved. From the registration booths to the people cheering! Everyone was so supportive & friendly. I can not wait to do it again and I hope next year I can be more involved too.
…Now I need to find another race….Has anyone ever participated in the Nike/Tiffany 1/2 Marathon in San Francisco? Everyone that completes the race get’s a Tiffany necklace. Nice! That might be enough motivation for me! Please share your experience if you’ve ever participated in it!
Were off to carve Pumpkins this evening.
Have a wonderful night!