So I started to get a little itchy when I was at home.
I’ve been keeping up with all my workouts. I’ve been spending more time in the gym, and if you live on the East Coast, you understand why. It has stormed nonstop just about every day since I’ve been home. But after my visit to Charlotte Running Company, and my discovery of that 5k series about an hour away, I signed up, and there I was!
First off. I have never been so late to a race in my life. I rolled our of my house super early and encountered some traffic due to a, get this, pickup truck that was towing a car. Rubberneckers almost made me late to my race? Seriously guys? So once I got there, I literally jogged to the registration table, snatched up my race number, and jogged down the start. I don’t suggest this to anyone. Leave enough time for traffic, for rubberneckers, for whatever may go wrong. That was stressful, and not a good way to start a race.
So the 5k began, and it was literally the hottest and most humid race I’ve ever participated in in my entire life.
This is me after the race, looking like a sweaty shrimp. I had to run shirtless, and fantasized about all the things I could drink as I dragged through the course. The air was like swimming through soup, and the fact that I could see Lake Norman along the course, and that I couldn’t touch it, really wasn’t helping. So we finished, and I stuck around for awards, and found out I won my age group, 25-29, for the 5k. Cool!
I think for the minute, my thirst to get out of the house and do something competitive has been quenched 🙂