My husband is at the back in the brown hoodie.
He always looks so big compared to most runners.
I am to his left, but am too short to see me behind bow-tie guy.
I'm pretty sure we were the last runners to cross the start line.
Being a chip time I didn't feel the need to crowd up into the start gate.
He took off his hoodie around the 2Km mark and left it by a volunteer. After the race it wasn't there and it hadn't been returned to the organizers. We left our name & number, but no one has called to say it was returned yet. This kind of disappoints and suprises me.
Here he is further along in the race (after ditching the sweater ... and leaving me). At least he managed somewhat of a smile for the camera
What? That doesn't look like me??
I'm in the purple long sleeves behind this guy.
I didn't realize I was that much behind this guy.
I think I was in front of him a bit when I got too sick and had to stop.
Here is the (un)HAPPY face I'm talking about ...
I think I was attempting a smile, but a bit late.
And OH MY the hair.
The way it's going up and back makes it look like I have a super short cut.
When in fact, I'm trying to grow it out again and it's longer than it's been in a while.
At the next race I see a camera, I will try extra hard for more of this look
I had no idea that top moved that much either. It always feels so snug. Hmmm
Not the prettiest things, but eh.
I haven't decided what to do with ours yet.
Might hang them in the gym by the treadmill.
Speaking of the treadmill...
As I mentioned yesterday, I got up early and did the first workout from Making the Cut. Then last night, I did the 2nd workout in the book. I had missed Tuesday and wanted to make it up.
Afterwards I decided to do mile intervals with a short break in between each mile on the treadmill. I want to work on turning my legs over quicker, so did shorter distances at a faster pace. I was pretty happy with my paces, especially the last one. I don't recall doing a sub 8 min mile before.
Mile 1 @ 8:13 mile/min
Mile 2 @ 8:00 mile/min
Mile 3 @ 7:45 mile/min
But somewhere about midway I got what I thought was a major cramp in my sides ... but both sides, not just one. I've never had anything like that before and it felt REALLY weird. It felt like something was grabbing my stomach inside and pulling it in.
It wasn't until this morning when I jogged up the stairs to my office that I put it all together. It was my abs from the strength workouts! It's been a while since I worked those babies hard. I'm feeling that lovely little ache from a good workout today. Love that burn!
It's a beautiful sunny day again today. Got out for a short walk on my lunch break. Tomorrow I'm supposed to go running with a friend and a new running mate of hers. That's always exciting.
Hope everyone is having a great day!