The best type of vacation is a RUNCATION.
Definition: Running somewhere that you have an excuse to get a hotel and make a vacation out of it!
This weekend was super fun. I forgot to take pictures, but you HAVE to believe me when I say it was supppper rad. My sis and I headed up to PC on Friday afternoon. We checked into our sweet hotel (it was the first hotel room I have ever booked and paid for...I felt super adult-ish.) Once we were all checked in, we headed to race headquarters to check in and get my race number and timing chip. Conveniently, my favorite pre-race meal was right next door! I always always eat a cafe rio burrito the night before a race. After that, we went to the movie Sparkle...which was pretty good/not my fav. Mostly, I was just too stressed about the race to care about the movie. Then it was time to get to bed early and get a good night sleep.
Next day: Race day.
I was super worried about this race for multiple reasons:
1. My injury.
2. The course was pretty much all uphill on a dirt trail.
3. It was at a super high altitude.
That said, I felt like I accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish. The first 8 miles were STRAIGHT UPHILL. I literally thought I was going to die. Every step KILLED. I was running so slow, I seriously thought I was never going to finish. I never felt like I could get a steady stride going, because I was on a dirt trail dodging rocks and other things. I really struggled to find a solid speed and rhythm the whole time. The last 5 miles finally felt good. It was mostly downhill, and I finally wasn't in as much pain. I ended up finishing in just under 2 hours, which was my goal. I did this race to prove to myself that I can do hard things, and that is exactly what this race showed me.
The ENTIRE next day, I laid in my basement with a major headache, throwing up, and feeling like straight death. Why do I do this to my body??
I always have a race number that has the number 13 in it. It's a family curse/luck.
My final time according to my watch
The weirdest medal I have ever gotten!
Apparently I am destined to get 9th place in every race I run. I'm cool with top ten!
What about shopping and the "someone" with the 24 hr.flu. You skipped out on all of the exciting parts! We need to go on more fun spontaneous trips! I just loved hanging out and spending time with you! Love your guts:)ReplyDelete