Sunday, October 9, 2011

In retrospect, that's not the smartest thing I've ever done

I'd be mad except the whole thing is laughable.  I earned a giant PW (that would be personal worst) at the Literacy Network 10k this morning.  My time is so bad I refuse to give it any publicity by posting it on my blog.    Despite the fact that it was hot (for Madison) and I'm still really congested and getting over being sick, I decided to run the race anyway because a)We were already downtown for church b)I'd paid for it c)Maybe a miracle would occur and I'd get a decent time and d)In the worst case I'd just jog the whole thing.

If you answered D then you're correct.  (Yes, I know that doesn't really make sense with the previous sentence, but it's as good a segue as I can come up with right now.)  It was the longest (feeling) 10k I've ever run.  I spent the second half of the race praying for death or a water stop, whichever came first. Thank gosh I wasn't running Chicago today*.

That is my race report.  The best that can be said is that my next race probably won't be so bad.

Despite it being not so great for racing, I am in love with the weather we're having.  78 in October in Madison???  Um, can I put this in a jar and release it in February? 

*Although it looks like it went pretty well for some people.       


  1. everyone has a bad day! don't sweat it.

    and this weather?!? what is going on? we went apple picking today and both of us were SWEATING because we were wearing jeans. gah.

  2. Ugh, I have totally been there. Actually, often, with 10ks. That distance sucks.

    Move on to the next one!

  3. You ran the race! That is a victory in and of itself!

    I am sorry you felt so crummy! :(

    Now you must rest and relax!