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The worst morning ever….My First 10k!

27 Aug

There will be no pictures for this post because yesterday was a frustrating day!

The race started at 8:30am, at 8:00am on our way there my car shut off coming down the highway. Super fun times. It turned back on but we could only go 10 mph at all times even with the pedal to the floor. Thank God Dan was there with me or else I would have had a nervous breakdown!!! We got to the race and got all set I was in a good headspace a little nervous but good! I knew I would need one walk break and decided to take it at the 5k marker before the race even started. That way I had a good game plan going in.

Unfortunately for me my body was not in the same great place as my mind was. I made in 2.25 miles before I had to walk. I walked because even with compression socks on my legs were stiff and sore. I also got an serious feeling of nausea, after the second time stopping to throw up I decided to spilt into the 5k race rather than the 10k.

I was able to finish the race in 36:13. Which is bad for me, but not bad for feeling terrible. I did not run through the finish line because I would have been the winner of the 10k and since I didnt do the 10k I ran parallel to it and then stopped my watch.

After that we had to mess with the car to get it to work. It worked enough to drive it to the dealership and have it repaired. So now I have no car! Thankfully Dan has a car and a truck so I can still drive if need be!

On the way home however Dan said something interesting, which let me know he is invested in my love of running as much as I am. I made a comment about how I knew this was due to being dehydrated. Saturday I was busy all day and neglected to drink or eat much of anything then decided to race! Not very smart. So Dan said, “You do so much research and know what to do, you need to take care of yourself so you can run better and be happy with how you do.” He is so supportive and I really need and appreciate it!

I need to really refine my diet and water intake before the half marathon or I will never survive it. But Dan is right I know what to do and I just didnt do it because I was busy working all Saturday.

So I WILL be super prepared for my next race! 🙂

I hope you all had a better Sunday than Dan and I did and a great weekend!!!

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One Response to “The worst morning ever….My First 10k!”

  1. Tamarra September 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    Sorry to hear about your troubles on race day Alex – there’s always the next race. I’m so happy that you have Dan. Please tell him that we are so glad that he is in our family. Love you both!

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