Saturday I ran the wettest race of my life. As I drove to the race, pre-sunrise, it was pouring and the sky was full of lightning. I thought to myself, surely they won’t make us run in this. Nope, when I pulled into the park, there were tons of people and the start line and corrals were set up. The rain started to let up to a mild rain and the lightning dissipated. The 5k runners went first and as I watched them run away I had a last minute disappointment that I didn’t just jump into their corral and take an easier run. Instead I ran through the rain for 9.3 miles (15k) in not only standing water puddles, but “rolling water.” It took my shoes several days to dry out.
What did I do after this race? I moved to the new home! Granted I hired movers to help out, but nonetheless I did have to move some things and unpack. Unpacking is almost as fun as packing….Hmm I smell sarcasm. Without a doubt I will definitely need and enjoy my massage this afternoon.
The big race is coming up in 18 days! Besides visiting Barbie and Canada, I have some other big post-race plans. The weekend after the race, I will be spending the entire weekend in hooping workshops! Learning advanced hoooping techniques, LED hooping, sensual hooping, and fire hooping. Yes, that was FIRE hooping. Google it; it’s amazing! It seems I have a habit of not relaxing after a race. I like to get a really good workout even after I’ve already had a test of my physical endurance. Stay tuned for the updates from Canada and the hooping!