We arrived, parked, registered, peed, stretched, peed again, stretched some more, peed yet again (you can never pee enough before a race!) and found our way to the starting line. The course was pretty flat and since it was a race to benefit dog rescue, there were tons of people running with their dogs. Hearing the jingling of collars and leashes behind you is definitely different. There were also tons of kids galloping away and then stopping abruptly. It was a great atmosphere. At the 1 mile mark, the clock said 8:20, my running app told me a 8:06. I was happy with my pace and kept on running. I hit 2 miles at 17:06, and 16 something on my phone. Somewhere after 2 miles, I started cramping on my left side. It was bad and I wanted to stop but I told myself I couldn't. I did run a lot slower and when the pain eased, I found my pace again. I finished at 27:21, a new PR! At the finish line, I saw Hubby and told him I was going to throw up. I sprinted at the end when I saw 27 to ensure I made it under 28 minutes, my goal, and I did. Hubby also PR'd, at 24:50!
|Happy with our PR's|
I'm also happy to say that I went shopping with Bestie last week and everything fit so much better. I have noticed a drastic decrease in my muffin top. Dresses fit better and pants were more flattering - Thank you Trainer for making me do so many squats! It's been a month since I started working with Trainer and people are now starting to notice a difference in my body. I can't wait to see what another month of working with her will do!