Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or an antelope -- when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. -African proverb

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Way Too Cool is Still Way Cool!

I ran my first race of 2013 today -- the Way Too Cool 50KWhile I didn't have a specific time goal, I was hoping to run faster than I ran last year (5:15).  But, I didn't.  I ran s-l-o-w-e-r.  No excuses!  I just need to get in better shape for future races.  I also am nowhere near my ideal racing weight.  The diet starts tomorrow, though.  Having run 31 miles and eating nothing but a couple of GU packets for 5 hours and 29 minutes, I felt the beer and burger I had for linner (lunch/dinner) were well-deserved!  My running buddies (Michelle, Jenny, Cynthia, Annie & Katie) did awesome, though!  I am honored just to be able to run with such awesomeness.

The benefit to not running as fast as I had hoped is that I am more motivated to train now.  I am planning to switch gears a little, though, and focus on some shorter races.  I will definitely run another 50K.  I have to defend my title at Bizz in October!  Hope to see some awesomeness out there!

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