this past week we headed off to sunny/warm/snow-less florida for a week away with some good friends. were sad that krystle and jared live so far away now but im not going to complain about being able to go visit! krystle had nicely found a 5k for us to run while we were there so that we werent too lazy (read: so that the boys didnt just drink every day... which somehow didnt work out as we had planned) and of course i jumped right on board with this idea (back when it was discussed/decided in november... when i was still able to run 3 miles. oof).
i even bought a run running top for the race!
but at least
i we looked cute hehe
at about the 1.5 mile mark, the sun came out. and it. got. HOT. there was no shade, there were so many people, and i didnt have any water with me. my feet had pretty much gone numb and my lower legs were tingling (something i hadnt felt before). i thought that this was due to the different type of road/hard concrete and attempted to just walk a little/stretch it. walking was a joke and i felt like my feet didnt want to work anymore so i just said screw it and kept trying to run (slowing down a lot). a water stop came just after the turn around and i took a few sips and dumped the rest over my forehead/back of my neck. that felt heavenly.
brayden came up next to me at the water stop to see how i was doing and then went ahead. i didnt even try to keep up with him... i knew i was going to cut it close to the 30 minute mark i was shooting for, but at that point (like i did when i ran mdi marathon in october) i knew i needed to make sure i was staying focused on keeping myself and the baby safe as opposed to some time goal, wanting to run more, etc. my feet hurt bad, my stomach was so tight and also feeling tingly (BH contractions at its finest), and although i could see the finish line ahead, i just kept things slow until i crossed the finish line.
2,664 out of 11,635 (hey top 22%, not too bad haha)
893 out of 6852 women (13%)
side note/fun fact: there are 117 pages of results online just for the 5k, and the last person to finish (71 years old) had a time of 3:39:42. like i said, this was a race full of things i have never seen before! very fun though and i wish i could have done all four races (5k, 8k, 15k, and half!) everyone had a great time (i think!) but no one wanted to go running again while we were there (and the drinking continued).
post race beers, yummmm
82nd lifetime race