Here's me before my 5K, in my spankin' new Cheetah Pool RunningSkirt.
|Excuse the fuzzy/muddy mirror image.|
I took a close up pic to show off my Jellybean Virtual Race Bib, and felt really dumb when I realized that you can't quite make out text that well on a mirror image. DUH!
|Man, I really NEED to clean that mirror.|
I set out on my run on a very cloudy day. I kept hoping it wouldn't rain. Right when I was about to start, it started to sprinkle. Grrrr. I walked home feeling a bit disappointed that my race was about to be rained-out. The hubs was like, "It's only a sprinkle! Here. Take your hat and just go out there." I was more concerned about my cell phone getting wet, actually. I had my cell phone in an armband. Not so sure if the armband was waterproof, but I didn't want my phone wet!
Thanks to the hubs, I went out there anyway, wore my zip up dri-fit long sleeve over my armband. It was a pain in the butt taking my long sleeve off to turn on RunKeeper on my cell, but I was on my way. FINALLY!
The 1.5 mile was great. Despite the sprinkle, I was feeling good and got into my groove. Then it started to rain a little bit harder and I started to feel.....hot. My cell phone! my cell phone! I dared not take my long sleeve off but I was dying! Tried to focus on just running. At mile 2.5, I felt a little better, going downhill and desperately trying to catch a breeze. I was thinking I had done 3.1 miles when I slowed down to check mileage and lo and behold I was only at Mile 2.89! ACK! And to make matters worse, I accidentally pressed "stop" and RunKeeper announced, "Activity stopped. Activity completed...workout summary..." Wait!!! WAIT!!! I'm NOT DONE! I was jogging a little at this point as I desperately started RunKeeper again to get that last 0.21 miles in. ARGH. But then at this point, I was going uphill and man was it tough!!!
So there you have it my first virtual race. It sucked, I felt gross and just didn't feel it at the end there, but I did it. I finished! And that is all that matters! Woot!