(And to my other friend, internet access, oh how I’ve missed you the past 24 hours.)
I have just a couple minutes to get this post written, so here goes nothing.
I ran the LA Marathon this morning with Pro Compression. It snuck up on me and I didn’t know if I was ready for it or not, but gosh darn it, I guess I was (or it was just my lucky day). Running the last mile with this speedy lady who pushed me to the end sure helped.
I finished in 3:20:03. I’ll take it. It’s a new PR for me, no big deal for Sarah.
I’m not the only one who got a PR, Monica got one too! Woot woot!
I’m pretty sure it was our compression socks.
And our “ears”. (Thanks Monica for those.)
So, a full recap of the marathon will be up soon, but I have some hooligans on the way home right now who are going to need all my attention. Who, by the way, keep trying to do magic tricks. Their most recent one is say “Abracadabra, make Mommy disappear” while waving their wands (unsharpened pencils).
Isn’t that lovely? Then they get mad when it doesn’t work. Ha.
for now I just have some quick tips how to PR with Pro. Yes? Yes.
Start getting really nervous about the race the day before.
Get lost not one, not two, but three times trying to get different places in LA (Sarah’s, the expo, Best Buy).
Make sure to stop by your favorite Mizuno running shoe booth also.
Find out that they have some really cute shorts and are coming out with a brand new shoe later this year. I know, it just keeps getting better with this company.
Discover that you forgot your laptop charger. Find a Best Buy to spend $70 on one so you can be productive while you have time to yourself the night before the race only to find out you can’t access the internet at your friend’s house.
So, instead, find some quality TV (Celebrity Wife Swap).
Get your shamrock race outfit ready.
Order an entire whole wheat cheeseless pizza for yourself and ask for jalapeños to be added on.
Be a little disappointed when the jalapeños don’t make it on the pizza, but decide it’s probably for the best.
Load the pizza with crushed red pepper and Cholula to make up for it.
Eat the entire pizza by yourself at 9:00 pm.
Arrive to the start early for a change. (I was there an hour and a half before the start time. That’s also a PR for me.)
Eat something different than the norm for your pre race breakfast.
Meet up with friends yet again and meet a new friend Jillian, who might I just say, has great taste in shamrock socks.
Get a little upset when you find out that your corral is behind all the lettered corrals and the fastest pace group to stand with is an 8 minute mile.
Decide it’s okay to push your way up to the front once they open the gate. Also figure out that reeking of garlic and red pepper may be helpful in getting people to move out of your way.
And, well, power through 26.2 miles of a really great course to somehow make it across the finish line with a new PR. (Seriously, Sarah helped me so much that last mile. She was my hero.)
Um, nice shorts.
Well, that’s a wrap for now. Full recap will follow. At the moment I have to put some laundry away, hug my boys and decide what kind of wine and chocolate I will be indulging in later tonight to celebrate.
How was your Saint Patty’s Day? What did you do?