To start, as usual I still get butterflies in my stomach the morning of a race . I woke up at 5, got ready for the race and packed Jameson's diaper bag because he was going to stay with my soon to be sister in law. Then I got Ava ready, and finally Jason woke up. We left and headed to Paducah.
When we got to the race, I started my Lady Gaga playlist. Somehow that is the music I always stick with on race days, and thankfully my friend Meghan had just put 1400 new songs on my ipod for me. She is great!
So I started the race, and I decided this time, I would run at least 2 miles, then if I got tired I would walk for 30 seconds to a minute after the two mile mark.
As I approached the one mile mark, the time said 8:45. I thought, that could NOT be right. I have never in my life ran a 8:45 mile! That, along with adrenaline had me super excited. So I kept on, running with a ridiculous smile on my face. Then, two mile came up and they said 18:00. I was still in total shock. Then I got to thinking, "omg, if I don't stop, I could actually run this thing in under thirty minutes". So, as tired as I was, I pushed on. I could tell around 2.7 miles I was starting to slow down. Finally, when the finish line was in view, I saw 28:?? and my second wind came into place! I knew I had to finish under 30! So as I passed the finish line, I saw 28:40.
Today, I am extremely tired. That race, along with running about 8.5 miles this morning for my long run has made my legs extremely sore. It has taken every bit of energy I have to go to church, come home and clean and do homework most of the day. But, I am thankful that my body has aloud me to train this much, and I am ready to get to the point where I can run 13. Thanks for reading