Happy Monday to all you lovely people! I know Monday is the worst day to everyone - I had to drag myself outta my soft as a cloud, cozy bed this morning. Nick was still snoozing away since he doesn't have to be into work till 8:00.
So, the big news of the week...I COMPLETED MY 10K!! Woo HOO!!! I completed a little over an hour and I didn't stop running for one second except to speed walk while I tried to drink a Dixie cup of water. I was sort of disappointed they only were passing out water to us runners, cause I could have really used some gatorade. I was one dehydrated girl, and I had the dried white spit on my lips to prove it, Hehe! The course itself was great- FLAT! There were a good number of people at the event overall. About 2500, and I'd say more than half of them ran the 5K that started before the 10K. I kept pretty good pace and towards the end it payed off. I wasn't too tired, I wasn't outta breath, BUT my right foot had an injury. My 2nd toe (next to the big toe), was bleeding from underneath the nail. I have ALWAYS had issues with his toe when I run no matter what shoe I wear. It's my dads toes and it's actually longer than all of the other ones. So that last 1.2 miles, every time my foot hit the pavement, I could feel the blood, BLAH! Another eventful happening, is my left hip/leg area had the making of a massive charlie horse, but did I stop? NO! Why? Because #1, I knew we were going to breakfast after the race and I wanted me a veggie omelet, and #2, I only had 1.2 miles to go, and I just couldn't stop then. It was Extremely rewarding crossing that finish line, hearing the announcer call my name (then hearing my sister, mom, niece and Nick cheer), and knowing what I had just accomplished. I gave my all and that's all I expected out of myself :)
Before going to bed last night, my leg/hip was cramping up still, so I took a hot shower, took 2 extra strength Tylenol, and went to bed. This morning I was SO stiff and my leg is still giving me grief. You can bet your bottom dollar I am going to keep it numb with some more Tylenol today while at work.
On other weekend news, Nick and I went over to my parents house to celebrate my sisters birthday, with a nice lobster and steak dinner and homemade lemon miraunge pie, mmmmm!!
We are supposed to hear about Nick's job this week! I thought we'd be hearing last week, but this is the for sure week we hear something, EEEEEK!! He does so well at his job, and he gets recognized for so many things. He deserves this!
I'm signing off with these pics from the race. 10k baby- DONE! That was my new years resolution, and I've already checked it off my list. Now I am going to focus on getting my body summer ready aka BIKINI ready!!!
Yes- this is how I felt (and my stomach felt) prior to the race
1st lap done!
:) Poor Nick - he has his hands full with that crazy wife of his