|After the race. I was |
hosed off before this was
I have been thinking about writing about how it went, but I kept putting it off because I have such mixed feelings about it, and I was trying to reconcile those feelings before letting the whole world read about them. I was hoping with a little time, I would gain some perspective and some of the less than warm and fuzzy feelings about myself regarding the race would fade away, but they haven't.
Let me start with this- I am extremely happy that I managed to finish the race, and complete every obstacles. Even when I was sure I could never do it, I didn't want to do the race in a time that I am not happy about AND not do every obstacle.
However, I am also not happy with the way I ran. The course involved a lot more uphill parts than I am used to, and combined with the obstacles, I found myself very tired earlier in the race than I would have liked. It was pretty disappointing, and I also felt like I was holding my entire group who I did the race with back.
I am signed up for the Color Run in September, so hopefully with some more training I will be able to complete my 2nd 5k in a reasonable amount of time. Although the Color Run is not a timed race, so I will have to time myself.
|My completion medal and free beer :-P|