May I first just say how hard it is to go to work when you know you are leaving in less than 3 days for vacation?! Today is dragging by...
Also, don't worry about having some good reading material while I'm gone. A handful of people will be submitting some guest posts that I'll schedule to publish while I'm gone, so keep coming back and give them some love.
I'm sure you're all dying to know how the race went on Saturday. The truth? It went surprisingly well. Considering I'd run very little and had been quite sick lately, the fact that I ran it only 9 minutes slower than last year (when I was in marathon shape) honestly caused me to feel a little impressed with myself. I think that when you're a distance runner, you don't lose it quite as quickly as you might think. I mean, I definitely ran slower... but I still ran 10 miles and felt just fine after I finished and cooled off.
The first two miles were a little tough, but then I found my groove and settled in to run for the last 8 miles. I finished in 1:37... and I won't lie - my ipod shuffle was so in sync with what I needed to hear the entire run, so I'm sure that helped.
My pal Bennett from K-town came in to run, so that made the whole thing even more fun. After the race and checking out the festival we headed out to have a terrific southern lunch before I went home to take a nap. The post-race nap is one of my favorite parts.
I'll try to get some pictures posted before I head out of town, but things are a little busy these next two days. I haven't even started packing yet - eek!