I didn't win.
So... that 10k.
It was sorta brutal.
I don't have a whole lot to say about it.
It hurt, and that's about it.
I probably won't be doing the 10 miler or the 1/2 marathon :(
Actually let me re-phrase that - I definitely won't be doing the 10 miler or the 1/2.
It sucks that I can't totally shake this injury, but it's taught me a lot.
I will never ever ever ever take healthy running for granted again.
If you're a runner and you're like "RUNNING SUCKS!!!" while you run, like I used to do, think of me next time... it sucks a LOT worse when you CAN'T do it!
During the race I was thinking about the first time I ran it, 2 years ago.
During that race I had to stop and walk for about 30 seconds or so because of a chest pain.
I was SO mad at myself for having to stop because I knew I could run the whole distance.
But I still finished it that time in 1 hour and 5 minutes.
But Saturday, I had to walk about half of the whole race (due to shooting pain down my leg, thanks IT band, thanks)
.... what I would have given to only have to walk for 30 seconds.
One day I'll get back there.
All that said, I'm still glad I did it.
I really like that 10k course and since it was St. Patrick's Day there were lots of interesting costumes.
Plus yay for new green running shorts!
Have a great Tuesday!!!