I finished the Earth Day Half Marathon!
My cousin Meghan and I drove up Friday evening, checked into our hotel, and totally crashed. But Mission Sneak-in-Darby was a success! I had a sandwich thin + pb once we got settled in…carbo load!
I zipped him up in my shirt and carried a Trader Joe’s bag in front of him. We were real smooth. 😉
Meghan and I woke up around 6:30. And we were greeted by this:
Gross. It actually wasn’t that bad when we started the race. But it got SOOOOOO windy towards the end. More on that later.
Pre-race fuel: Sandwich thin + pb + banana
The expo on the race day. It actually got pretty crowded after the race. There were 1700 runners.
I helped pace the 2:15 group.
Ok…so the race.
It was hard. I’m not gonna lie. Well, the last three miles were hard. The first ten were pleasant with a few hills and beautiful scenery. We ran through the woods for about a mile. It was very Robert Frost a la “The Road Not Taken.”
But once we hit the back part of the course and didn’t have the trees for coverage from the wind, it got tough. I couldn’t hold our pacing sign up high because the wind kept whipping it back and I was afraid it would snap in half. Kelly, my AWESOME pace partner, and I tried to take turns carrying it but neither of us could hold it up for more than a few seconds.
Our pace leader wants us to finish within thirty seconds of our goal time. I am happy to report that Kelly and I finished at 2:14:56. SPOT ON! 🙂
After the race we went inside and got some eats. I re-fueled with a half of a cinnamon bagel, half banana, a few pretzel twists, and a frozen GoGurt. The frozen GoGurt was awesome!
Meghan and I then hustled back to the hotel to pack up and hit the road.
Darby looked like he had a pretty rough morning. 😉
We stopped at Jimmy Johns for another re-fueling session. I was SO hungry!
Turkey Tom no mayo no tomato with onions and dijon.
And some DELICIOUS Jimmy Chips! BBQ…my fav!
After I dropped off Meghan I did some stuff for trial ad then went to babysit. We had big plans to go to Punch Pizza for dinner (parents were having a cocktail party before their event) but both girls were sick! 😦 So we watched movies and ordered in pizza. I had two slices and just took off the cheese.
I was exhausted and crashed right after I got home from babysitting.
I woke up this morning a little sore and figured the best way to feel better was to work through the soreness! Spin it was!
After an intense and sweaty spin session I had to run some errands (grocery shopping, etc). I snacked on an apple and some almonds after class. I didn’t want to go to the grocery store hungry! Nothing good ever comes of that.
When I got back a few hours later I made brunch/lunch.
In the mix
- 1/2 cup egg beaters + 1 egg white
- LOTS of peppers and onions
- 1/4 cup black beans
And some berries!
Erin and I are having a trial ad dinner party tonight! 🙂 We are meeting with our witnesses, making them dinner, and going over stuff for Wednesday!