I came. I ran. I conquered.
The Picnic Island Adventure Series that is.
This past Friday I ran the last race in the 3-race series. Boy am I glad THAT is over!
Straight out of gate I though it was going to be smooth sailing. Then I hit the proverbial wall at.mile.one. Who does that?
It went downhill from there.
Here’s what Garmie had to say:
My Garmie time is only one second slower than last month, and the course was 1/10th of a mile longer. So I should be happy, right?
Wrong. I just felt awful during the run. It wasn’t fun. And running’s supposed to be fun, isn’t it?!?!
I chalk this “bad” race up to a couple things:
If I was not at a race, I would have called it quits. But I paid good money for this race & I was going to finish dammit.
So in true Eggplant fashion I miserably plodded along.
(Please Note: Diggity was running with me – our first race together since the Marathon. Bless his heart, instead of trying to get me out of my funk…which always backfires on him…he gracefully picked up his pace & said “I’ll see you at the finish line”. Well done my dear, well done.)
All in all, I’m glad I tried the whole series this year. I just won’t do all of them next year. Here’s why:
Training for the Siesta Key Triathlon starts MONDAY! Hopefully I’ll have my plan finalized by then – it’s almost finished.