2010 - too much water and I walked the run... 1:45:55
2011 - AWESOME race - all felt great... 1ST PLACE in 1:21:07
2012 - (3) things that went wrong - but no excuses... 2ND PLACE in 1:22:16
I have been thinking a lot about what I was going to write about this race. I've always been honest with you about my weight loss, confidence, and reports on how things are going, and after a few days of reflection, I need to be honest about this race... and other stuff...
Work has taken over my life and everything else has suffered... I'm not being my husband's girlfriend, I'm not being patient with my kids, and I'm not properly training to reach my goals.
I'm going to leave that short, but important, admission sit there at the moment as just putting it out there is forcing me to face the music and make some changes.
While there are things that need to be changed to bring my priorities back in line, I would like to share this race... I trained hard...Jeff supported me every step of the way... and he and Anna got up at 4AM to cheer me on... and... there is a new Athena 40+ champ that needs a big time shout out! :-)
As always... the photos are going to tell the story...
|Here we go... early morning, but 10 minutes to the start...|
|The only part of my race that I cut...|
... my swim was awesome!
|I was feeling OK at the start of the run,|
but right here I'm telling Jeff, "#1 is right in
front of me... she's RIGHT THERE!"
|I already knew that I was in 2nd place, and I did not want anyone|
to sneak up on me at the finish... so I SPRINTED to the line! (Coach Laura
always says, "You have to finish one way or the other, you may as well