141.6…10K Race Recap
I survived my first race this morning….a 10K! Go me! More on that in a moment.
I whipped up a delicious dinner last night. I’m a huge fan of Indian food and I’ve been meaning to make this recipe from Veronica’s blog for Lighter Chicken Tikka Masala. I can’t believe I waited this long! It was delicious!
I made it exactly as written and it was perfect. I served it with brown rice and peas.
After dinner, we got the kids to bed, took a quick dip in the jacuzzi and called it a night. I need to get my rest before my race!
I was up bright and early this morning. I had already laid out all my running gear the night before so all I had to do was put it on and eat a quick breakfast.
A little coffee and toast with peanut butter.
My friend Rachelle picked me up at 6:15am sharp and we headed over to the race. We got parked, stretched and before we knew it we were on our way!
The weather was perfect: cloudy & cool. The coarse was flat. I was a happy camper. We kept a pretty steady pace throughout the whole race. During the last quarter of a mile, I kicked it into gear and sprinted towards the end.
Mile 1 – 10:54
Mile 2- 10:21
Mile 3- 10:25
Mile 4- 10:19
Mile 5 – 10:16
Mile 6 – 10:15
Mile .24- 1:59
I was extremely proud of myself! After the race, I got my medal, t-shirt and a slice of pizza. There was a beer garden but since I don’t drink beer, I passed on it. Why don’t they have a wine garden!?! Does that exist?
Thank you Rachelle for being my running buddy today!!
When I got home I knew what I wanted: eggs and cheese. I went through the fridge and grabbed whatever looked good. I made scrambled egg beaters with jalapenos, bean & corn salsa and shredded cheddar cheese. I found some frozen Trader Joe’s potato pancakes in the freezer so I had some of those too.
Breakfast of champions! After all that running and food, I had to lay down and rest for a bit. FINALLY I took a shower!
Lunch was Tikka Masala leftovers:
Just as good as last night. :)
Hubby and I are going to a charity benefit tonight so I need to get ready. Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!
Is there such thing as a “wine garden” after races?
What is your favorite part of running races? Crossing the finish line was pretty amazing! I love how everyone cheers you on!