This past weekend was totally AWESOME! Everyone who knows me knows I LOVE RUNNING! So, imagine my excitement as I prepped for two days of running. Of course, I’ve run two days in a row before but running is totally different when you are running a race. The adrenaline and excitement do not compare to your regular running days. The entire week before the race I was sick. I don’t know what was wrong but I was not myself. Race day I still felt a little sick to my stomach and I had a headache BUT it was race time.
I ran the Diva Half Marathon on Saturday. It was adventurous. The shuttle taking us the wrong way. Portable potties <– they make me sad. Heat, hill, humidity, and headache! The course was not my favorite. It was a tad bit warm but I survived with my slowest half marathon time yet. It was just a hard race and I finished with a 2:25 time. I enjoyed the goodies at the finish line though. 🙂 And I wore a freaking tutu! It was too cute! LOL! I enjoyed dressing up for the race! On Sunday, I ran the Black Girls Run! Sweat with your Sole 5K! It was a much easier run than Saturday and I was faster. Actually, I was faster than I expected but not my fastest time. After the race, I stood at the finish line and it was a lot of emotional things happening. Happy emotional things though! 🙂
What I learned?
~Proper nutrition is very important. My body was tired and not 100%.
~Running is very mental. Positive thoughts make a BIG difference.
~I’m a medal junkie! I was thrilled that I received two medals in two days! 🙂
~I’m stronger than I give myself credit for… I can’t wait to have another weekend of double fun!
~A good support system makes the biggest difference.
~I need to train harder to get faster and stronger!