I felt so good after the Moonlight Run last month! I trained hard and was happy with my time and performance and kept up my training to prepare for the Lethbridge College 10/4 Miler. That is, until wicked food poisoning knocked me on my butt for over a week.  I felt better the following week but was just too lazy to bother to train. I think I got two runs in in the three weeks leading up to the race.

This was the first five minutes of the race. See how red my face is?

What goes around comes around because that race was a struggle! I had to walk before I even hit the first mile marker. I think I walked more than I ran. The whole time I was yelling at myself (in my head) for allowing myself to fall out of shape in a matter of weeks, especially when I have a triathlon coming up next month.

When I rounded the corner to the finish line, I saw a one armed chubby woman who had a head start ahead of me and my competitiveness kicked in. I know it sounds silly, but I didn’t want to come in behind her and look like she beat me- my pride just wouldn’t allow it.   Though I was exhausted and had nothing left I kicked it into a massive sprint and beat her by about 20 seconds. Lol.

I still sucked, my final time was 46:07. Which is about a 11:30 minute mile. Ouch!! I learned my lesson. I am hitting the gym and hitting it hard. No more marathon cuddle sessions on the couch with my honey, I have GOT to get my butt into gear.

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