I ran a 10k race this morning.
I think for the first time since I started running I should have sat this one out.
I am sick.
I have a really bad cold; congestion, coughing, sore throat, all the good stuff.
I went for 3 miles yesterday and I had a hard time to breath.
I slept really bad last night.
So....it was not good today.
I did not race. I just ran. I also had to walk some of it. No PR and no PW.
It sucked but it's OK.
It happens. I have been pretty lucky to not be sick for most of my races. I had some where the allergies were acting up but today was the worst I have felt.
This was a nice race. Really well organized.
I have zero complain.
They had plenty of porta potty.
They started right on time.
They had lots of volunteers on the course. Everyone was really nice.
Plenty of water AND cups.
No medal but for a 10K I don't expect medals.
They had a little Expo at the Finish line with some vendors and also free massages. I went to get one and I got the one gal who looked like she was having the worst day of her life. She was terrible also. It was free so no big deal, it is pretty nice that they offered this.
It was not as hot as I thought it would be but it was still warm and sunny.
I carried my new handheld bottle to test it during a race. I will need to get used to it. It felt a little heavy at times. I usually change hands when I carry a regular water bottle and with this it is not as easy to change hand. Here at mile 2 right before going uphill for an eternity!
Thumbs up only for the kids...I was not close to feeling thumbs up
The course had one long hill in the middle. I think I am an expert at signing up for races that have hills. It was not as bad as the one in Hollywood but it was a tough one. Good thing we had a downhill after that :)
Here getting to the finish. I was happy to be done.
I got another 10k in a couple weeks. I am hoping to get rid of this cold by then and also for NO HILLS. I need a hills break!