Howdy, y’all! Before I jump to the race recap, I just wanted to put my life into context for you and help you understand why I don’t want to do any work. My research class consists of 200 points. 100 of those points is from an exam. The other 100 points if from a 20+ page research paper. Well, I got 100/100 on the exam…therefore, I have no motivation to do the research paper…Quite the dilemma.
Good thing blog writing can occupy my time fairly well. I am going to save reading blogs from the weekend until tomorrow, but I figured I would recap part of my weekend with you now!
Yesterday morning, I ran the DC Hot Chocolate 15k in the National Harbor.
For those of you with Twitter, you may have realized that there were a lot of hard feelings associated with the race.
For one, it started over an hour late. For me, this meant standing outside in the cold weather for over two hours. I was nice and warmed up for the race, but by the time it started, my whole body was shivering and tense.
My sister, cousin, and friend had planned on running the race together. If it would have started any later, we would have had to skip out completely in order to make it back to our hotel in time for checkout. In reality, my sister and friend stopped early to head back in time! They only ran about 5 miles of the race. And my cousin and I didn’t even get any hot chocolate or chocolate fondue in order to head back and check out of the hotel. That kind of put a damper in it, and we still didn’t even check out on time.
But the race itself went fairly well. You most likely have heard me complain about the pain I have been feeling in my hip lately. I was more than prepared to have to walk this race due to the hip/groin and lack of training. But my cousin and I started running together and it felt pretty good. I didn’t go all out and I walked two hills but I ran majority of the race. And, I iced it out after so hopefully that helps!
My final time was 1:33.39, which isn’t as fast as my half marathon pace, but under the circumstances, I would say it is pretty good for myself!
I did wake up this morning barely able to move my legs, but oh well…I have a month of strictly cross training to help let my body heal in time to start training for my marathon!
Now, I guess I am going to have some of my own hot chocolate to make up for the lack of any yesterday and attempt to get some writing done!
As soon as I can, I will fill you in on my awesome cookie party from yesterday!
How was your weekend?
Anyone else run the Hot Chocolate 5k or 15k?