We started the race and stayed together for about .6 of a mile when the 1st one took off ahead of us...about .2 later, the other one left me to my lonesome! I can't wear headphones because of my
Because I have a pea sized bladder, I had to pee at the turnaround point (about 1.55 miles), but was back in action a short while later, even though I had to take an extra second to drip because there was no toilet paper in my port-o! How is there no tp in my port-o? I'm sure nobody else stopped to pee after just a mile and a half! Or at least that many that would use up ALL the tp! The only other person that I saw stop had a bloody nose and she chose the stall with the tp in it!
Anywho, at about 2.5 miles I started feeling heavy. My knees and nips were still cold from the start and I didn't seem to be warming up at all, even as the sun glared down onto me. It was probably still 60 degrees out though. I knew I wasn't gonna finish in 30 minutes when I saw the 10K'ers rounding the corner up the street (the corner that signaled still at least .2 left)! But I pressed on, because really it was about finishing it!
So, I cross the finish line, get my finishers pin, and find the GF who was the best cheerleader in town! Here's where things get interesting. We wait in line (twice) for my official time. Now, I had a stopwatch that I started right as I crossed the start line, but because of
But, here's how I look at it: If I accept this 33:37 as my official time, then next time I run a 5K, I can kill my old time (hopefully)! All in all, other than some slight discomfort in the nip area, I am glad I did it. It really says I've got a LONG way to go for Vegas, but it's about finishing right? Yeah, we'll see about that!
I'm so fast, I'm just a blur!