This morning I started my morning with a 5am wake up call. Guess what time I actually got out of bed? 6:10. Guess what time I had to leave for the 5k? 6:30. fail.
I really contemplated not even going to the race. I really wasn’t feeling it. I wanted to stay in bed. Running in the heat did not sound appealing. I knew I wasn’t going to PR so that wasn’t appealing either.
I got to the race in time to join in the Suncoast Strider’s team picture. That’s a first.
At some point before the race I realized I left my garmin at home.
major fail. My mood went from crap to even crappier.
The start of the race was a mess. They had signs that said 5 min mile, 7 min mile, 9 min mile….
but do you think anyone was using them?
No. not really? So I got stuck behind a bunch of kids & walkers. cool. real cool.
Mile 1: not good. stopped at some point to talk to this little girl who was nearly hysterical. She was sobbing and gasping for breath. I just don’t have the heart to pass a little girl that is clearly having a hard time. I mean, the girl was 8 or 9 at best. This is a huge pet peeve of mine: parents letting their young children “Run” by themselves. It’s one thing if the kid is a runner. If they enjoy running, and they actually run. It’s a whole different thing if the kid signed up bc Mom or Dad signed up and then the parents just leave them in the dust. I REALLY hate that. 3 miles is a long way. IMO, it’s to far for a child to be going by themselves. Granted, there are hundreds of people around, but still. No one can calm a hysterical child like a parent.
The girl was quite aggitated. She did not want to talk, I tried to calm her down a little. Told her to take deep breaths, before she hyperventilated. I asked her to kind of move to the side and she screamed No.. (Great, now I look like I’m trying to kidnap this kid).. Then I said do you want to try a slow jog? NO! Do you want to go by yourself? YES
I took off again. I’m not trying to have this kid screaming at me for the next 2 miles.
mile 2: okay. since I didn’t have a watch I have absolutely no idea what my splits are
mile 3: horrible. just when I thought we were about to finish we had to go around a lake and that just pissed me off.
I’m sure my finish line picture face will say it all. I can hardly wait to see those.
It probably looks something like this:
My time was 27:16, and that’s all I’m going to say about that. I was 4th in my AG.
I did get some cool new Boston Bill Sunglasses! I also got to me the gracious Sandra who provided the sunglasses for my very first giveaway!
Now I’m off to bake cookies for Cait’s bake sale.
I’m not accepting that 5k time. I need a re-do. I’ll be finding a 5k to run in July… y’know, cuz it wasn’t hot enough today.