Please keep in mind: Friday night, I am exhausted (like the rest of the world). I crave a glass of wine, a dinner that I don't have to cook, and movie time with my guy. The last thing I think about doing is getting up early (in fact, earlier than I normally get up for work- heinous, I know) but somehow, every Saturday morning, I would. I really look forward to going for an early morning run on the boardwalk and enjoying a post-run breakfast with my fam.
Plus... my Father-in-law always makes sure that there are some kick ass croissants waiting for us when we get back. Just saying.
Oh, I apologize. I was thinking about those croissants.
Heeeeeneway, we trained for a 10km race last weekend in the Beach- the Tannenbaum 10km!
|Get me a $%#!ing croissant. And some makeup.
|So this was calm for about 5 minutes.
|Beautifully capturing the previous night's activity.
Then, the next 4km hit.
I'll blame the booze, or the fact that it was early, or the fact that I'm not much of a sprinter (I prefer longer races and I feel like 5km and 10km you pretty much have to die the entire time... am I alone?) but the last few kilometres were hard. It also began raining horizontally into my face, which was awesome.
Regardless of the last few km where I felt last night's dinner (dessert, wine...) I really enjoyed the people who ran, the volunteers who cheered us on through the terrible turn in weather, and the route- right along the lake. It was a fabulous run and I was thrilled to finish in 50:48!
|I thought this was a croissant.
|Then, I got mad when I realized we weren't eating breakfast yet.
I was able to watch Carter's Dad ("Pops") cross the finish line after months of hard training. It was so rewarding to see!
|Way to go, Pops!!!!!
|Give the man a few seconds, Carter.
It was a great day that Carter and I followed up with watching football on the couch and ordering pizza. Totally worth it.
Have you done a race with other people before? Does it motivate you more, or do you prefer to run by yourself?