|Very impressive, Clucky. Very impressive indeed.|
|outta my way, bitches!|
I had planned on popping my headphones in at mile 6, but i was still going strong, and enjoying having a running buddy to interact with. Around mile 8 we both started to slow down a little. There was no energy drink on the course, or more so, there was and i was too stupid to find it, so i was feeling drained. Right after the 9 mile marker, i had to stop and walk for about 30 seconds and give myself a pep talk. I was starting to feel anxious, and the best thing for me is to stop for a second, recenter myself, and then just barrel through to the end. I spent the last half mile slowly catching up to the guy i had been talking too. i caught up to him AT the finish line, and i crossed at 1:29:59. YAY! Talk about a close one! All things considered though, i am really proud of that time, because i did even when i felt like crap and hadn't been training. It was really easy to find Matt, and he had finished in 55 minutes! YAY MATT!! i grabbed a banana and water, and we walked around the indoor expo a couple times for a cool down. The nice part about the expo being the day of is that people were like, throwing free samples at us, so i got some protien mix, some nuun tabs, and some pain gel. They were also giving out vouchers for Mcgriddles, but i wasn't about to touch that.
|people that are winners.|
|So there ARE palm trees in Chicago....I'll be damned...|
|Having a cheesy tourist moment in the city i live.|
So thats what i did this weekend, among other things. (like baking chocolate chip cookies, and eating a dozen chocolate chip cookies, and lay on the couch whining) I also just found out that they bumped the Boston Qualifying time down another 5 minutes, so screw you world. I have also been looking at races in Ireland. My family is going there next fall, and i would really like to run a race while i am there. Not a full marathon, because my family wouldn't have the patience, and i will be drinking heavily, but a half would be awesome. I found this one in Donegal and am considering it! Although i can barely navigate races in my own home town....Who knows the damage i could do in another country. It seems friendly and fun though. And i could dress up like a cow!
I am also having Matt do a guest post on his thoughts on his first 10k! this is because i am super proud of him, but also because a game call sky rim came out, and i haven't been able to pry him from the computer in hours.
|It's ok though, because he is drinking beer out of a goblet.|