So a few weeks ago, I mentioned a race I was doing with my friend Brittany here and here, and I wanted to share how the race went!
I went to bed early on Saturday night for be ready for my 5:45am alarm on Sunday. So my alarm went off and I reached for my alarm clock and BOOM! I fell out of my bed, haha--- so embarrassing!
My dad had moved my dresser for me on Saturday (we are doing some remodeling at my house), and I totally forgot that I could no longer reach my clock from my bed. My first thought was "Oh my gosh! I hope I didn't injure myself!" Luckily, I escaped with only a bruise on one of my legs--I would have been SO mad if I had done all that training and then hurt myself the day of my race by falling out of bed, haha...
So I woke up, a little groggy but mostly excited, got dressed, and had a nice healthy breakfast of a banana and two pieces of bread/butter. I also drank two full glasses of water and braced myself for the one day that it was ridiculously cold in the DC area.
(I read this tip on a running website and it said if you drink 2 glasses a few hours before you run, you won't get thirsty but you also won't have to go to the bathroom during the race--all very true!)
|Getting ready and of course as one usually does at that hour of the day on a weekend, I was trying to be super quiet...and proceeded to drop just about everything I used to get ready, hah...|
|Crossing the finish line, looking like I hate life---but I was having fun, I promise!|
|First 5k--Check! Whoo!|
|Love this girl! I'm so glad we did it together! :) So fun!|
|The happy racers, celebrating their run on the way home! :)|
|Trying to get a picture of all of us, which I'm sure wasn't at ALL annoying to Nick, our wonderful driver, who very smartly kept his eyes on the road rather than getting in the picture...haha! :)|