I would never say I am a Master at anything, more like a Jack of All Trades Master of none, but here in the Sport/Athlete world as I continue to race I fall into the Master's division. I remember when I was in my 20's racing thinking, "man...that's old. I sure hope I'm that fast when I'm that age" I laugh now that I said that. I am actually faster than I was in my 20's and definitely a much stronger and hopefully smarter athlete.
Since Thursday, I have been very busy. Friday started as usual but, today Grandparents were here!! YEAH!! I got Cameron off to school and really just relaxed with my In-Laws for a while after I cleaned up. My In-Laws and Rob were acting kind of strange and kept going out to the store, across the street, whatever. I thought about it but, I had to go get Cameron, everyone was so busy.. This is my Mother's Day present!! So Sweet!!
Next on the list was ED.. Now ED made a bet with me that he could beat me at a 10k, for one..I was not about to let that happen, but he did push me to go harder. So, the bet was U had to kiss his check 40 times if he won and if I won, he had to drink 40oz of beer in 40 seconds. I was definitely going to win this one. Today was the day he had to pay the piper. AND... He did.. :40 seconds EXACTLY!!!
Now that's funny stuff and what Triathletes are made of.. I think he switched to water after this though and had some dinner.
This was nit the end of the surprise though, Rob made my Birthday cake as well... a 6 layer Rainbow Cake.. OMG.. you're kidding.. Nope.. here is it...
I have a race in the morning 5k but, it's going to be FAST!! I know, this is my third year to race this course.
I head off to bed past 11pm thinking, really I have a race in the morning...I just want to sleep.
6am.. time to wake up.. Race time is at 8:15 but, it's pretty far drive. I leave by 7:15 I arrive at about 7:45 so I have about 30 minutes to warmup.
I head over to get my race number and packet and run it back to the car. On the way I run into one of my girlfriends I have known since middle school, I think maybe even elementary school, Katie. Some of you will recognize her. She lives here in Austin as well and we have run together before. She's Adorable!!!
I get to my car drop off my packet and start my warmup. My back is very tight this morning and I am a little stressed about it. After my warmup I lay down on the sidewalk to stretch it out. It feels better but, it can go either way. I pray for the best and head to the starting line. I had a late night and hope I am ready for this. I see quite a few of the girls I race against and I know this is going to be a fast start.
We head out and my first mile is under 6 minutes, thankfully the temperature is cool so I am feeling good. I hit mile 2 in a little over 6 minutes still on pace to break 20 minutes, I remember thinking "I have 1.1 mile left, run/puke or die but DO NOT SLOW DOWN" I pushed through a wave of nausea and crossed the line in exactly 19:20. I was 11th overall female and competed against some super fast athletes on this day. Felt good!! I am more of a distance runner so these super fast starts can sometimes blow me up. Today was a good day for this distance.
At about 4pm I ended up riding my spin bike to loosen my legs up and get some kind of ride in for the day. I was good with that. I need the recovery time. The rest of the evening is playtime...