Got up this morning expecting rain, but it had passed through during the night – yay! I didn’t really want to race in the rain (that is not so fun).
Fueled up with my standard prerace meal – a 1 minute muffin (although 1 time I did oatbran):
1/4 cup ground flax meal
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder
Mix together and put in a silicon muffin cup and microwave for 45 seconds or so. I normally do this with pumpkin, but I didn’t want to open a can to take out 1 tablespoon, so I just left it out. It made it a little dry, but I spread it with fig almond jam and it was tasty.
We did the Read Run 5K to benefit literacy, always a good cause. My sister met us there, but my neice decided against the race, since she did 2 last weekend.
John kept up with me for the first 2 miles, then I did an assessment on how I felt and decided to push faster (sorry John!). My goal was to finish in under 3o minutes – which I did (barely!). My time was 29:52, or approximately a 9:37 mile. I was pretty happy with that, although not quite as good as my last race time. Both my sister and John had new PRs for themselves, so it was a good day over all.
Here is Colleen and I enjoyed some well-deserved java after the race, although I didn’t get my bagel because they only had onion or everything ones – ick!!
Then I had to come home and work 8 hours after the race! Oh well, gotta earn the $$, right?
Tomorrow starts NROLW stage 2 – I’m glad to get back to lifting!