Yesterday, I ran the largest 10K run in world. That was further than I have ever run at one time in my life, so it was a good experience. I now see why Maylin is so skinny. Here are my results:
If you couldn't tell, a 5K is about as far as I have ever run at one time. That third mile was a tough one. I remember seeing the 5K sign directly up hill from when I turned a corner and my body telling me that there was no way I was going to run any further. But I pressed on and after I passed the sign, my run seemed to be a lot easier. There was a time however, around 4K when I started to lose feeling in my feet and had to sit down on a curb to shake some feeling back into them.
At around 9.5K, here is what my legs felt like:
That's right...a rainbow Jell-o mold. I honestly wasn't sure if I could make it up a hill to the finish line. But of course I did, and when I was coming around the track, I heard a proud voice calling my name and I looked over and saw Eric waving to me and cheering me on. I wore my dinosaur shirt so that Eric would know I loved him when he saw me (I tried to Rawr but didn't have the energy.)
This is an "after" picture of me and my friend Sabrina Walbrecht. I am also holding some snack bags - awesome. These were filled with chocolate milk, Curious George fruit snacks, power bars, power gummies, creamers (not kidding), Boulder Chips, and I am sure there were other things. But the coolest part is that I got those awesome bags. I was able to get one for Eric, too, because I found a coupon/ticket for one on the ground in the middle of the race and I picked it up. Also, I am wearing my new sunglasses (thanks eric!)
I don't ever have to do that again, but if anyone wants to come visit me next year on Memorial Day, I'll consider it.
In other news, I think Eric finished recording his last song for his new EP yesterday while I was taking my 4 hour nap, so be on the lookout for some awesome new music coming your way soon.
I also got the new Jack Johnson CD today...excellent.