So the last few weeks at work have been especially tiring… mentally and emotionally draining. So much that at the end of the day I was grateful if I could get to yoga for a class.
I was getting more & more anxious about the two Disney races I had coming up. I hadn’t done the level of training I planned and didn’t eat as well as I normally do. So needless to say I was starting to doubt my ability to run the races.
So HunBun and I drove down to Disney early Friday morning. The ride was pretty smooth. just a few F bombs from HunBun as fellow drivers weren’t following the rules if the road. We switch seats at the Grapevine.. so I get to deal with the LA traffic.
We got to the park at 11and got something to eat. I love the chicken salad sandwich on brioche that they have there. They also offer a pretty good gluten free bun option for HunBun and his turkey sandwich. Saw this….but didn’t eat it.
The 5k was Saturday morning at 545am. I felt awesome and finished in 28:47!!! I was super stoked and my legs felt great walking back to the hotel where HunBun was sleeping. Hahahahaha. Love the support!
We spent Saturday in California Adventure park and then headed back to Disneyland for the afternoon. We were tired..from the drive..from the work week. I grabbed a sandwich for dinner – chicken salad again and (here’s where I make a foolish decision) a seasonal cupcake. This cupcake had chocolate mousse frosting on a chocolate cake with raspberry cream filling. So decadent…but absolutely the worst thing for me to eat before a 13.1 mile run.
My Verizon service wasn’t working well so I have no pictures from the morning of the race.
I started off good…then felt myself getting slower. So I would speed up, then slow down. When I heard Kanye singing Power at mile 10 I knew I wasn’t going to hit my goal time since he’s supposed to be singing that to me at mile 11. Gah!
Well I finished strong. Didn’t make my goal which was to cut 11 minutes from last September… instead I added 11 minutes. Doh!
Finish time was 2:22. But hey I finished right? I had fun. My HunBun was there for me at the finish. What more can a girl ask for?!?
Plus I get one more chance to PR next month at the DisneyWorld Princess half marathon. So as I stare at my medal I’ll take pride in my accomplishments.
See ya later