Since I had a few hours to kill in Dalton this afternoon I hung out in Kroger reading all their magazines. Suckers. I also had a bathroom photo session. I totally get why people do them now. Total boredom.
Then I tried on a ton of clothing at a TJMaxx and felt like a thief going into the dressing rooms with a backpack. Luckily I'm pretty harmless looking. Panera let me hang out for a couple of hours and read and it was actually pretty awesome. It poured with rain in the afternoon and now there are thunderstorms, but for the race? Perfect.
So...2 mile race. Showed up. Ran just under 2 miles to warm up. Felt awesome. Started the race. Fast. Awesome. First mile under 8 minutes. Felt barfy. REFUSED to let vomit leave my mouth. Walked. Sprinted. Vomity mouth. Walked. Repeated that the for the entire last mile. My pace for the race:
|Can you spot the three don't puke breaks?|
Thankfully with a race of 300 I still managed to get second in my age group with 18:48. Thanks, women aged 20-24 for staying home and being lazy. Appreciate it.
Also up: the 2 winners of the Atlanta Color Run race! They are:
Congrats! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can let you know how to get your free entries!
Would you rather PR in a race or win an AG medal?
PR, definitely. I probably say that because so many of the races around here are small. I have to say though - I was really disappointed with my time but once I got a medal I was pretty ok with it after all!
Have you ever won a great door prize?
Today I won one (a local running club glass) and my two friends did too - pretty awesome!