Saturday my girl Laura picked up our bib and swag bag... I did some strength training on Saturday and hit my legs HARD... Also... note: I am STILL on the Advocare Cleanse - woot!!! Day 7 baby...
Sunday was RACE DAY. I ate a whole wheat tortilla that had 2 scrambled eggs in it, drank my pre-race coffee, and chugged a ton of water - NO CRAMPS is always a win... My pre-race pic...
Laura and I met Holly and Kim and away we went in Kim's stellar van to Forest park. YAY YOO! The weather was chilly but PERFECT. We did some major warming up, with the awesome women there, to some top 40 beats... I rocked out with my earphones on to some TECHNO. Yes I chose Techno for this weeks race... I will be going back to my dirty rap... it makes me legs move faster;)
The race was great - mile 1-3, fairly flat/downhill and beautiful scenery with Art Hill, Boat House, etc... I love Forest Park. The race was a loop so when you got to mile 2.5 - you turned around to head back. Mile 4 was a hill and I am not going to lie, I felt shaky, got goosebumps, and was like "yep I am going down" BUT I didn't. I pushed through. I REALLY think this cleanse and the lack of certain carbs REALLY killed me on this. I am not used to training with this cleanse - so I am blaming YOU Herbal cleanse;) LOL... Okay well anyways, I made it and finished in 45:50. Here are some shots of my girl Laura and I at the finish line.
|Yes I throw up peace signs at the end....|
After we hit the finish line - we immediately picked up some water, apples, bananas, protein bars, etc... and sat down for a bit.
This was a great race, great weather, and FABULOUS company. I would definitely run this one again MINUS being on the cleanse;) Well...onto the next race we will all be running together. It is on March 16th in the downtown streets of St. Louis - it is the St. Patty's Day 5 Mile Run. Erin Go Bragh!!!
Happy President's Day