I am not dead I promise! HA. I was just extremely tired last night and ended up going to bed very early. By early I mean I was crawled up underneath hotel covers at about 8pm last night. I had to wake up at 5:45 in the morning though. That is only 30 minutes earlier than I normally do but all the lack of sleeping was catching up to me and I’m not a daytime sleeper. Meaning I do not nap well ha. Anyways the race went really well.
I woke up at 5:45 and as most of you know, I’m a big coffee drinker and those dinky hotel coffee makers that make one cup-well they just don’t cut it for me. My father and I searched high and low for a starbucks to get a nice big cup of coffee. Just plain coffee-not anything that will sit in our tummies. I also had a snickers marathon bar which by coincidence the race was sponsored by. So we got free tattoos and marathon bars at the race too. I love it…now I have more bars and coupons and a tattoo. Ha.
Last year I got hypothermia during the race. I finished but it was a cold treck when I got out and had to receive medical attention. I actually almost was airlifted. Let me first say that I would have stopped the race if I had been feeling this during the race but it started as soon as the wind and rain started after. This year it was just very cold but I did finish and did not get hypothermia. There were some ridiculous currents that knocked the wind out of me. This race went one mile out and then one mile back in…it didn’t run parallel to the beach like down in VA.
After I had a lot of food. More donuts then I would like to count and now I’m regretting that but I’m over it, that was race was extremely difficult and as I type to you on the highway my triceps burn with pain.
Outcomes of the race: 1st place in the 20-24 age group/3rd female overall
My father: 3rd place in 50-54 /45th male overall
My uncle: 1st place 65-69 /42nd male overall
My dad and his brother are very competitive towards each other. My dad’s older brother Scott, however, trains immensely for this race. If my dad had more time I’m sure he would too. He is a marathon runner though.