5Ks are not my favorite. I don’t know why I thought I wanted to run one on Sunday, but I went to sleep really nervous on Saturday night and was even more stressed about it when I woke up. I tried to tell myself I could just run it for fun, but of course in the back of my mind I really hoped I would run an okay time.
I did a very slow one-mile warm up and tried to calm my nerves. The first mile was down hill but when the gun went off my legs just felt kind of asleep. I was in the middle of the pack (there were only about 250 people in the race) trying to get into race mode. I didn’t look at my Garmin, but I didn’t feel like I was running very fast. It turns out I was wrong. first mile: 6:23
The second mile was all uphill and I started feeling a lot better. I passed a bunch of people and by the two mile mark, I was feeling really strong. (7:11)
The last mile was mostly downhill and I tried to kick a little bit. (6:48) I looked incredibly awesome at the end.
In case there’s any speculation based on the horribly unflattering outfit I chose, I’m not pregnant again, I just need to lay off the cookies and beer. I was the 5th place woman, 38th/265 overall. (21:11; 6:49/mile)
After the race, I made these muffins for breakfast with Mike’s parents. They’re really easy, and were a huge hit with everyone. Pretty much the only change I made from the original was using full fat yogurt instead of nonfat greek, and baking them at the same temperature for the whole time.