I had another race on Sunday. When I woke up this is what Sunday looked like:
Yes, we did get about 2 inches of snow over night. Now, mind you, it was still above freezing so stepping on it, you could tell that that snow would melt away right away.
When I got into the city, this is what the race course start line looked like:
Very muddy for the first kilometer or so. It wasn’t that warm out, maybe +1/+2 and complete overcast. I wore a long sleeved shirt with my wind breaker over top and did have this make shift ear warmer on my head. I really wanted gloves at the start but forgot those in my home town so I had to pull down my sleeves.
Wouldn’t you know it, though, within about 1.5 miles in – just after the first water station – I was over heating big time. This would have been fun to see me tear off my layers as since I was so cold at the start I placed my Garmin over top both of my sleeves, so I had to take that off, take off my wind breaker and then tie my coat on my waist. I really could have dropped it on the side lines as it was an out and back loop but I just didn’t trust that and my car keys were in those pockets.
This course also didn’t have a very nice elevation in it – not as bad as the last one – but I still walked up the entire hill:
I finished in 1:09:01. My Garmin also said it was a 6.34 mile course, so a little long. I declared at the end that this was my last long race. I had to go #1 basically since the start of the race and I literally went about 5 minutes prior to the race starting, so that wasn’t fun. My belly isn’t giving me a lot of grief like it did last pregnancy, it’s not jiggling and feeling weird even though I haven’t worn any support gear yet. My friend and I would like to do more runs which I will stick to the 5 k distance from here on out. I also have to see if I get motivated to get running/jogging again sometime during the day. I was going to go home at lunch and run but then my mom invited me out for lunch instead.
And just for fun:
Seeing what kind of tractors/combines we need to get for the farm! This kiddo loves all things truck and car like.