That's right. Cookies were burned. A couple were able to be salvaged. Then we played the violin for an hour as a way to unwind. Little known fact: I played the violin for 5 years growing up. I hadn't picked one up since I was 13, so I sounded exactly like a 13-year-old violinist. I am sure my friend's roommates were thrilled.
The race start was 9:30am and it was only about a 10 minute drive from where I was. I didn't have to wake up extremely early, which is always a plus. Of course, when I got there, I signed up for the 10k.
My friend and I did a mile warm up before I had to use the bathroom. The race started and I went out fast, as usual. My first two miles were under 7 minutes. I was trying to keep up with the woman in front of me. It was an out and back with a massive hill at mile 3.2. I was an idiot and did leg day on Friday. I hadn't lifted legs for two weeks and I have a major case of DOMS. Like, can't sit on the toilet without cringing major. So, I lost the woman ahead of me at the hill because my quads were screaming. I was in major pain the last mile. Obviously.
I came in as second woman and 10th overall. I was only behind the first woman by 27 seconds! And, because it was my first 10k, it was an automatic PR.
I spent the rest of the afternoon going to Costco because I hadn't been there in weeks and my food supply was running low. I ran into some really cute kid in the check out line.
My legs were absolutely dead by the time I got home, so I spent a good hour and a half laying in bed compressing and writing in my real journal.
Then it was family dinner as usual. Now I am exhausted and about to head to an early bedtime. It was a great race!
Do you write in a personal journal as well?