Note to self: giving yourself a dixie-cup shower at every water stop may be necessary for cooling purposes, but it will make your shorts look like pleather hot pants.
And, um…at least I beat the dude in the leopard shorts? (Although I did get passed by a girl in a banana suit. Killed me.)
In all honesty, this photo makes me feel a little bit better about myself, seeing how many B and C corrallers finished alongside me.
Obligatory post-race beer shot!
I have very little else to say today. Mostly because I’ve been obsessed with finding a way to somehow redeem myself for all of the hard work I put in training for Chicago. I’m not sure if it’s another marathon or a race of a different sort, but I’ve come to the conclusion that (after a short break) I’m training through this one.
Although I didn’t perform as well as I wanted to on Sunday, I do believe that higher mileage and more intense training going in to this one are making recovery much more speedy than any marathon I’ve run in the past. I’m not sore. I don’t feel nearly as exhausted or burned out after Sunday’s effort as I normally would after 26.2. I feel ready to run again.
And also, I’m itching to take these guys for a spin:
Brooks Launch, picked up at the race expo! Lighter and more comfy than my Ghosts. I feel like I might run through them pretty quickly as there’s not much to them, but for shorter stuff and speed-work, I think they’ll be perfect! Can’t wait to inaugurate them.
Anyway. Not sure exactly what lies ahead, but I’m scheming. More on that later. 🙂
Today’s EAT: I have been a cheese fiend lately. For my solo dinner last night, I hit up the Whole Foods bar:
Macaroni and cheese topped with salad with…cheese. And ranch dressing. 1.3 pounds of food. I licked the box clean.
Today’s DRINK: One thing that I am really loving about NC is the craft beer culture down here! WF’s beer case overflows with selections from beermakers I’ve never heard of. And yes, I plan on trying them all. 🙂
Last night I picked up a pack of Schwarzbier from The Duck Rabbit:
Black Lager – that’s new one to me! It was wonderfully complex, a little sweet, and not at all bitter. Loved it. Glad I have five more in the fridge.
Today’s RUN: Well, not yet. Tomorrow. The red grape blister seems to be healing well, and things are generally feeling pretty good at this point. I’m gonna see how some easy miles go over and go from there!
Today’s QUESTION: What’s your shoe of choice at the moment?