Kim and I met at a commuter lot and I drove down to the race. The race was in Forest Park (one of my favorite places in St. Louis). Kim has a pre-race tradition of downing a Red Bull before the race - she said it "gives her wings". BAAAAHHH!!! She brought one for me - but I was too chicken to drink one. Anything out of the ordinary on race days - makes me all "oh I might have to pee" and this broad does NOT stop. LOL...
|Here is what I wore...|
Well... I am going to let you all in on a little secret - if you follow me on IG you will know about this "somewhat" already. Okay here is the deal I AM a nice girl - I am NOT mean to people and I don't HATE anyone - EVER!!!! BUT.... there is this ONE person who cannot stand me( for reasons that are not valid and honestly I didn't care 11 years ago and still don't today) and when I looked over and this person caught my eye and gave me that "I can't stand you face" - I smiled so big while looking them dead in the eye (GAWD I loved this feeling) and thought BRING IT!!! I could of went up and did a nice swift drop kick - but I am NOT like that... I thought I will use this energy to bust it out today.
So.... Kim and I took some before pics of the race.
|Walking to the start line|
|Kim and I|
Race started and it was so beautiful, I FINALLY listened to music this WHOLE race and I loved it. I have NEVER raced with music before and I have to say - it definitely is a motivator - thank YOU Big Pun;) I love that Kim and I can race and we don't have to stay together - she does her thing, I do mine, and we meet at the end - best way to race. Kim is faster than lightening so off she went in her yellow pull-over - LOVE HER!!! The miles went by quickly... I was jamming out and thinking of that face I saw just a few minutes before - and that definitely had me going. There were hills and I pumped my arms harder as I went up them. The wind felt awesome on my face and my legs were going, going, going... no water breaks, no stops, and then it was mile 3 and I sped up my last split. I finished at mile 4 and it felt great.
|Me headed to the finish line - I wanted to whip it past that girl in black - sorry I am not sorry chick!|
|My Time and my PR baby!!!! Woot Woot.|
So yeah... I finished in 35:43 - came in 7th for my age group (pace 8:56) and can't be more dang happy with that - "Yeah you, in the bib registration line, with the grudge and angry face - THANK YOU for helping me get here" - BOOYA!!!
And finally.. I pulled a "Mel". I got so excited about the Run for your Beads Mardi Gras 5k and how Darci, Holly, etc... and I were going to run it before we got all amp'd up for the parade on February 9th. So I signed up - paid my 27 bucks and was like "heck yeah"... only to find out it is THIS Saturday on February 2nd and I am hosting a 30+ baby shower at my house at noon. Say What? So question is - do I go, run as fast as I can, run straight to my car, and get home in time to brush my hair - throw on clothes - and host a shower? Or do I say nah... and chalk up the money? Oh I picked up the bib and registration yesterday - so you can see which way I am leaning - AGH!!!!!
Great Race - Happy WeekHow did your race go this weekend? Pull a Mel? Any person make you run your a** off?