Today was the big day! Getting up that early was a struggle, but my adrenaline kept me going. I started with a delicious Green Monster, and a peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat per my friend Lauren’s suggestion. It was a great pre-race meal.
It took awhile to park when we got to campus, and that’s when I started to get nervous. There were so many people, and I started to psych myself out a little bit. However, I went and lined up, turned up the volume on my ipod, and jumped around a little bit. When the race started, all my nerves were gone and I just concentrated on putting one foot in front of the other!
I wish I could have taken pictures along the way. A good portion of the race was on the trail along Lake Mendota. It was a foggy morning on the lake, but still really pretty. We also ran by the boathouse. When I came around Union Theatre, I knew it was the time to speed up and give it my all for those last few moments. I had no fuel left. The humidity had really kicked my butt. Regardless, I am very happy with my time (36:04!!!) and I even high-fived Olympic Gold Medalist Casey Fitzrandolph!
Sassy Cow Creamery chocolate milk! My fave!
Free massage. ‘Nuff said.
My lower legs are little achey right now, but that’s to be expected (right?). Oh and my next race is the Zoo Run September 26th! Can’t wait!