Friday, however, was an entirely different story. Let's just say that all those squats had my "sitting" muscles crying out in pain. Yeeeaaaaah. Def felt it. Probably not the BEST move right before a half, but whatevs. I'm looking forward to trying again on Monday. (at least I had the sense NOT to do it on Saturday)
I enjoyed sleeping in on Saturday. Enjoyed it so much that even though I took at 3 hour nap after work on Friday, AND went to bed at 10 Friday night, I still slept until 10:45 Saturday morning. Tired much? Ventured to the mall Saturday night to meet Jules and Jules. Yes, those actually are two separate people, I'm not confused. I picked up my Clinique Bonus and a fetch pair of navy wedges at Nordies. Only I didn't actually GET my cute new shoes, they were out of my size. Soooo, the uber helpful Shoe Man ordered them. I can't wait!
Hit the sack early, 'cause naturally I'm wiped out having been awake a full 9 hours and all. I don't know WHAT is wrong with me. I'm just exhausted lately.
Race Morning breezy and cool. Okay, so breezy is an understatement. It was windtastic out there! I had low expectations because A. it's a fairly hilly course (for here) and B. You know, my extreme exhaustion these days. We had a good time though, I even serenaded those running in the general vicinity with my own rendition of the Beatles "Birthday." I do that. I customize songs to meet the needs of a particular situation. I spotted a dude wearing a sign that read, "It's my birthday - I'm 40!" So clearly he needed a song! Kat started us off and I finished. Moving lines like, "You say it's your birthday, gonna run a marathon. You say it's your birthday, trudging up those hill yeah." Lyrical genius, that's me.
You know I always pick out one person to beat. Last race was 8 year old Simon, (yeah, I have NO standards...didn't say they had to be difficult to pass!) this race...Yellow Shirted Spitter Girl. I picked her off for that reason alone. She spit every 10th of a mile; I'm sure of it. She nearly got me on several occasions - absolutely NO spitting etiquette. AND she ran through all the water stops on the right side, i.e. the slow side, and nearly knocked a few others runners down. Not cool. Well, all that salivating did her no good. I beat her by several minutes. Go me.
Per ush I totally forgot to stop my watch. I know that we at least finished in less than 2:25, but I have a feeling it was closer to 2:19. Results aren't quite out there yet. Could have done better, but all in all, pleased with my time. Always love a good half marathon with my crew.