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Now, I must warn you that I posted a terrible picture below so I forgive you for skipping the rest.
Thank you for your comments on my race recap on my last post. I appreciate you taking the time to write them, always mean a lot to me. I did get one email that was not so nice and of course it came from anonymous...I know I should not let it bug me but well I am human..so this person emails me a comment : "on your pictures you don't look like someone who was experiencing any distress..maybe you should stop using this as an excuse to explain your slow time." Why take the time to send this, I don't know. Why would I lie about making a fool of myself at the finish line? I wish I had a picture of me jumping for joy over the finish line! Not long after getting that email I got to see the official pictures from the race. Some are OK like this one:
And there is one that is really bad..very sorry...
So there you go stupid anonymous person....there I am "faking" dry heaving. Happy?
Hands down worst racing picture EVER.
So about nutrition.
This time I ate nothing during the race. I had Honey Stinger with me but I decided to not eat it because I did not want my stomach to rebel. That worked out really well... I drank only water. None from the aid stations. I saw a few stations where they were using water from the fire hydrant and people who were not wearing gloves...so no thanks.
Colleen asked if I have these problems during training. I never do. I think part of it is because during training, I do stop because of traffic lights. I also go slower and the anticipation of the finish line getting closer sends me in panic mode usually.
Even though I had a terrible ending, I feel like I made progress. Not just because I got a PR. I did not get a perfect race obviously...but it was better. I will get there.
My best 2 half marathons were on the 2 hilliest courses I have ran. Now I am thinking I should run San Francisco! Working on convincing Bill that this is a good idea.....
I am thinking of trying adding salt to my water now. I need to prepare for the heat. Today it got to 85 degrees. Seriously in FEBRUARY?! I need to move to Alaska.
And I leave you with something I think is funny from Jonathan who is 6.
I picked him up from school today, he gets in the car and I asked how was his day.
"Well because I cannot marry Mia anymore!"
"She showed up at school with a JUSTIN BIEBER shirt!!!!"