You probably saw this from my Instagram page, but in case you missed it:
As it turns out, when I'm RUNgover and recovering from a race I have ample time to reflect and ask questions about the race.
- what if I ran through that last water station instead of walking?
- what if I wore the first pair of shorts I'd selected?
- thank goodness Janice was carrying TP!
- and that she let me sip her Powerade when I took my Gu!
- wow, I'm completely shocked I didn't crash in that heat! And lucky for that matter. Looks like the Halifax humidity did prepare me more than I thought.
- I have GOT to figure out this darn side stitch thing! Imagine if I didn't have 3 walk breaks! Would I have broken 1:14? Who knows!
- I wonder how I would have done if the run didn't start at Hot O'clock?!
|Ah, ha! Check out that last sentence! I knew it was the downhill! Grr.|
Side note: I am VERY happy with my race, but I think you can agree that we all go back and replay the race video in our minds. We're our own worst critics after all! ;)
Oh you know, just browsing Twitter and saw myself on the Tely 10 page....lol.
Vacation eating at it's finest. To be quite frank, I felt silly eating the Tim Horton's Oreo donut in the airport wearing my Boston Jacket and Tely 10 shirt, lol.
After arriving in Halifax, my first stop was pretty much.....
Back on the Healthy eating train.
This was probably my favourite meal this week: Salmon, corn & pepper mix, kale chips and brown rice.
I have to show you these new chews I've been using. I ate them before I headed to the race on Sunday and they taste like Candy!
Did you see my IG post of my nails that my sister Trudy did?! Aren't they funky?!
I have had 2 visits to Massage Therapy this week. Two! It's a good thing I have an awesome insurance policy!
My first "run" of the week happened on Wednesday. I really wish you could see me doing air quotes when I said "run." It felt more like a hobble, so I chose not to go too fast or far.
On Thursday I gave it another go....
I felt sluggish still but I ran real easy.
This is still hanging in my living room. :) I usually leave my medals out in the open until a couple weeks after a race. Then it goes downstairs on the medal hook with the others. Except Boston! That one is always out. :D
I made my return to the gym this week as well. As it turns out, taking a week off from lifting actually makes the 12lb'ers feel much heavier and don't even ask about the 15s!
Okay, I couldn't have written a better e-card if I tried! LOL. So ME!
|This is how I look apparently when I'm fighting back vomit. Yep. It wasn't pretty.|
Well I'd better be off to shower and pack. Looks like we're running the red soil tomorrow. We were invited to PEI to take part in a 5 mile road race there tomorrow morning. We'll get to see Hashem and browse his latest stash of running shoes. ;) Clearly I won't be racing all guts out since it took me until Wednesday to not have to walk sideways down the stairs due to strained Vastus medialius. Oh the joys of downhill running. :S
Thanks again for checking in on GGR. Have a beautiful day!
Did you run the Tely 10?
Do you leave your race medals out and about?
Have you tried the Oreo donut?!?!?!?