Well hello friends.
Ready for a little recap action?
If you’re not, well, I apologize in advance.
I made myself a little homemade cheese less veggie pizza with some of Trader Joe’s wheat pizza crust. On the pizza- Classico pizza sauce, mushrooms, red onions, green peppers, tomatoes, jalapeños, fresh basil, Italian seasoning, garlic salt, crushed red pepper and nutritional yeast.
That’s right, even the night before a race. I like to live dangerously. Actually, last year I lived a little too dangerously and had a few um, shall we say, issues around mile 12. I don’t really want to talk about it, but the full recap from last year has a the details.
I sat by my lonesome on the couch with a pretty gourmet paper plate set up
and watched some good quality TV.
Do you know what show that is?
Yeah, I ate by my lonesome because conveniently STUFT Daddy had a little bachelor party in Vegas all weekend. He’s got good timing, huh? Just like he had to leave town for “work” for the La Jolla Half Marathon. He must be figuring things out.
So this morning Grandma D and Papap had race duty with the boys and I. I’m pretty sure they were thrilled.
I was up at 4:30 am after the boys and I were up from 3:30 am to 4:00 am. Supposedly Judah had to go “poo poo” (he didn’t) and Joaquin had a horse in his bed that scared him. Say what?
Luckily I got my race outfit ready the day before since I wasn’t thinking clearly this morning after not very much sleep.
Handful Sports Bra in black
my new Halo Hat in pink
*Don’t forget to enter the giveaway to win that exact same hat here.
I was thinking clearly enough though to froth my milk
and put together a café Americano for the road.
Same old, same old in the car. I did manage to shave my moustache though and file my nails during the 40 minute ride. I’m pretty sure the following three pictures are the best I’ve ever taken.
Once we did the drop off, I barely had time to wait in the port a potty line
ask a stranger to take my picture,
and then choose one of the short lines for the last few shuttles.
I got lucky and got one of the last seats on this double decker.
Here’s a few shots from the ride.
Once we got to the race start at the beautiful Cabrillo National Monument, I hit up one more bathroom line and asked yet another stranger to take a picture.
The first mile I fumbled around a bit with my phone and the Nike+ GPS app. It gave me a chance to get a few action shots though.
It was darn hot. Even with a 7 am start time, by mile 2 I knew it was going to be tough. I started out slow on the first mile trying to dodge my way around some people, then went a little too fast to try to make up for it.
By mile 9 I felt like I needed to let up a bit because of the heat. I was hoping to PR and still at mile 10 I thought I might be able to, but it didn’t happen. Oh well.
That’s pretty cool from that Nike+ GPS iPhone application. I just realized you could do that.
Some thoughts along the way:
Why are so many other people wearing pink? I thought it would make me easier to spot at the finish.
It’s freaking hot.
San Diego is one amazing city.
I should’ve gotten more sleep.
Hmm….. at what mile will I feel like I’m going to barf? (It was mile 7.)
What’s for dinner tonight?
I wonder if everyone else thinks the cool straps on my tank top are as cool as I do?
My mind is tired and can’t focus, but thankfully my legs just keep going.
Please don’t have to stop to use the bathroom.
Beavis, all this water is getting my shoes dirty.
Where the heck is some stinking shade?
Oh no you don’t little lady. You are not going to pass me at mile 11. Not going to happen.
God is good. God is so so good.
While I raced, the boys had a little excitement of their own.
I’m not jealous or anything.
I finished in 1:34:16.
My friends Jenny and Erin got a couple of action shots.
It seemed like a lot of people had a hard time with the heat, myself included. Can my shorts be any more wet?
Look at these awesome folks. Justin and Erin ran the 5K and both of them rocked it.
Then I met up with these cool guys who were obviously really excited to see me.
Here’s the whole race crew.
It was darn hot so I had to get my Triple Crown medal and make my way to get some samples pretty quickly.
Joaquin came along for the sample hoarding.
He spun the San Diego 6 CW wheel and got to choose any prize he wanted. I was hoping he would choose this.
He went with the big ball instead.
I talked my way into getting a cool face for myself though without even having to spin the wheel. Score.
Unfortunately it was right about then that my sunglasses disappeared and haven’t been seen since. So sad. So so sad.
Do not carry sunglasses on your shirt.
Just a couple more words of advice before I go.
Make friends with the tiger.
Visit your favorite Clif Bar booth to sample every single bar and tell them how much you love their MOJO bars.
Strategically take a family photo in front of Clif Bar booth.
Take an additional picture by the Clif Bar van in hope that some day you can work for them. Or just get a lifetime supply of bars. Ha.
Meet up with some more friends, Paul and Laurie, who rocked the half marathon.
Check the results.
Make your family suffer in the heat while you wait for your award.
Keep an eye on your wild child when it’s finally time to accept your award.
Record another race in the books.
Report to the hubby that you got 3rd place out of 581.
Promise him you will work harder next time so you can finally win some money.
Admire your medals when you get home.
Apply some BioFreeze to your legs.
Make this spinach mocha smoothie.
Click here to see what’s in it. I’m too lazy to write it out at the moment.
And finally, call it a day. Or a night actually, because writing the recap post took entirely too long.
Holy cow, I really need to start writing shorter posts.
Hope you had a great weekend.