|Brown fried rice|
Pretty delicious dinner. The veggies were a frozen pack of "Italian Vegetable Medley" I bought at Kroger: zuccini, cauliflower, lima beans, carrots, and red pepper. I also tossed in some sliced onion and some frozen edamame. I used Minute Brown Rice (which takes 10 minutes) because I was too lazy to make regular brown rice. Who has time to cook rice for 40 minutes?! We set up our race stuff, and headed to bed.
|His and hers race outfits!|
The announcer said "Go!" and we were off. One of the cool things about this race is the Centipedes. People enter the race as a Centipede, multiple people who run as a group, in costume, holding onto a rope. There are prizes given out for the Centipedes too. At the start line we saw a group of Marilyn Monroes running with Joe Dimaggio, and their rope was a red feather boa. We were passed early on by a bunch of Mexican wrestlers; and we fell into pace with a group of hippie protesters carrying picket signs and being chased by two cops. Very cute! I'm sad that I don't have any pictures, but my camera would have gotten soaked!
My Garmin started flipping out- either I didn't set the pace zones right or it couldn't handle running through all the buildings downtown because it kept beeping to "slow down" but then our pace jumped from 7 min/mi (which I know I cannot run that fast) to 16 min/mi and back again. I canceled my program because it was driving me crazy, so it didn't have the correct time or pace for the rest of the race. Around the 4th mile marker, the rain and wind got alot heavier. We were already soaked through, but then the rain started pelting us and the wind was really cold! At that point, of course, the only way to end your misery is to finish so that's what we did!
goals for the race were:
- Finish. Check!
- Run the whole thing. Check!
- Finish in under 1:14. I think 1:14:00 counts. Check!
|Is the drowned rat look sexy?|
We came home, warmed up in the hot shower, took an hour nap, and ate some grilled cheese. Yum!