Happy Valentine’s Eve Everyone! I just got back from my pre-Valentine’s dinner with Rob, I’ll recap tomorrow, which was much needed since I was starving after today’s festivities. Here is what my day was like…
5:20 am Wake-Up: “Oh crap! It’s 5:20!” We were suppose to be in the lobby at 5:30 and set our alarm clock to the wrong time! Threw my clothes on
slowly while half-asleep as quick as a could and then out the door, no caffeine this morning=(
6:00 am-8:45am: Lots of standing around and waiting in the freezing cold, 2 bus rides, some more waiting, and I’m at the 5 mile marker when Linda runs up to pass off the relay the baton!
8:45-9:45: Ran my leg of the race….I’m not sure of my actual time yet but I’m pretty sure I ran in in under an hour.
9:45-10:50: After running past the relay hand off point at mile 10, since I’m a complete dork, I turned around and ran back and found Tracy! Since I needed to run at least 9 miles this week I decided to stick with Tracy for the next 5 miles. She is injured so she was doing intervals of jogging and running depending on how her feet felt, which was fine with me since I was having some serious hamstring, hip, and foot pain. I was falling apart! Besides me being a whimp, this leg was fun because I had a running buddy and the residents of Jacksonville Beach were AMAZING! They were out in their yards and drive ways cheering us on, sharing goodies- I love orange slices, and there were even a few bands and DJs playing !
10:50-12:35: After finishing and receiving our relay medals came the best part of the day, not. Trying to find the bus to take us back to the finish so we could run the last bit with all our teammates. I’m saying I ended up logging about 12 miles after the day was done because we walked a mile out of the way while getting lost looking for the bus and at least a mile more walking back and forth between the busses and runner’s village. We waited 30 min at the mile 15 bus stop for one bus to come pick up the 100 people…so we waited for the next bus. Luckily we finally made it back to the runner’s village in time to meet up with Melanie and all cross the finish line together!
Overall I had an amazing time, but I do have a few complaints. The bus set up was horrible! We spent a lot of time waiting around and then the bus drivers didn’t even know where they were going! Mind you these were Jacksonville city buses we were riding on. It was a great race but they really need to fix a few logistics with the bus system for it to be a true success. One amazing thing did come out of this race… for first time I got the feeling that I could actually do a whole marathon! While running my first leg of the race I ended up in a marathon pace group. If you don’t know what this is…like I didn’t. There was a leader who keeps pace and tells you when to run and when to walk, yes walk! I immediately thought, “I could do intervals of running and walking!” Can I do them for five hours straight? I think so? But it was still cool to come to that realization! My goal is to run a full marathon in 2012, the year I’ll graduate from college, and for the first time ever I could imagine my self actually doing it!
One of your favorite shows.
Murder, Suspense, Comedy, and Sexual Tension. Castle. For those of us who can’t handle CSI or SVU. It’s sort of mine and Rob’s show sine we started watching it together in the first season.This semester I have class on Monday night though so Rob isn’t there to watch it with me, so we just wait until we’re together to catch up. I love me some Castle and am about to get my fix right. now. thanks to Hulu! Oh, I’m going to get my froyo fix at the same time too=)
Questions for You!
What’s your favorite race to run? I haven’t run enough to make my decison yet but I have an inkling it might be the Princess!
Have you gotten a massage to help with muscle soreness? I need some advice becasue I think I need one before I run the Princess!
What is your favorite TV Show? I like quite a few but Castle just never disappoints me!