Saturday, April 5, 2014

Change of Plans

Miles today: 17.1 miles
Miles in 2014: 389.02 miles

So, I am not in the Keys right now. And sadly I did not run the 7 Mile Bridge Run. Circumstances prevented everyone in our group from going, and at the last minute I decided not to drive the 4hour drive to Marathon by myself. Not that I didn't seriously, SERIOUSLY consider it. 

Instead I stayed at home and last minute registered for the Run for the Music 10K. Check out my recap here. I have run this race numerous times, and it is always a good time. Even better, I knew I could get my long run in today and sleep in tomorrow. 

I woke up well before 5 and hit the road so I could get at least 10 in before the race started at 7:30AM. I headed south for a few miles and then north with a pit stop at my parent's. I started heading towards the race, trying to get every bridge in. Thanks to Leigh for registering me and grabbing my number and shirt!!

I got to the race about 15 minutes before the start. 
Unfortunately, I was still under 9 miles at this point. Anyway, they played the national anthem live and then started the race promptly at 7:30. It was a great turn out and I started at pretty much the same pace I had been running all morning. I settled in and enjoyed being with all the runners and seeing so many friends kicking ass.

Those miles flew by and before I knew it, we were turning around. Luckily I saw my good friend Natalia at a water stand around mile 4. She insisted on taking a pic since I stopped to chat and take down some gummy bears. (those cheeks are full of gummy bears- not cute)
I continued running until I saw another friend, Kimmi and ran to give her a quick sweaty hug.
So happy at mile 15 (mile 5 of the race)!! I am not even sure of my finishing time since I wasn't racing, but I was at 15.65 miles at the finish. Which was not going to fly for a 16 miles day. Thanks to Dave who went out for another post race run, to finish up just over 17 miles. 

Last long run before the Big Sur Marathon done and done! Looking forward to a little rest and tapering for the next couple weeks! 

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