Sunday, June 29, 2008

WTF? Plus and minus

Well, it's been a day of WTF???s, both good and bad.

1. Good: I looked up the 5K race results online, and my chip time was 50:15, with a pace of 16:13. Also, I came in 99 of 133 in the women's group, which means that either a lot of people didn't finish, or maybe they didn't show up? I have no idea, but I also think that the chip was on crack. I have never come close to running a 16 pace before, and as I said in my last post, the finish line clock was approaching an hour when I crossed. There's no way that it took me 9 minutes to get to the start line at the beginning of the race. Anyone wager to guess what is up with that? I mean, hey, I am excited to see those stats, but can't believe they're correct.

2. Bad: I went on my run this morning with the hopes of finishing the Wee Little Virtual 5K, but alas, 'twas not meant to be. I didn't feel particularly well this morning in the first place, and the run just never got comfortable, even after 20 minutes, when I usually break through. After my first mile or so, I half walked and half ran, and even that was tough. I only managed 2 miles. It was my worst run to date, for sure. I blame my period totally. The last time I had a hard time running like this when I was still doing C25K was when I had a bad period. Hopefully I will be back to my regular self in a few days, but for now, I'm sorry to Ms. Wee Little Me and all my fellow runners doing the 5K for not making it. I tried, really!

Weight remains stable, which is great. I'm ready to drop now.


Kitzzy said...

I'm sorry you aren't feeling well, but you get an A+ for effort for even going out there and trying when you were feeling so crappy. As for the race time discrepancy, I have no idea but maybe you were so tired that you read the clock wrong? Either way, computers don't like so I say you did it in that time :)

The Better Idiot said...

Thta sucks that you weren't feeling very well, but maybe you can do an unofficial wee little one another time? At least you tired it right?

Well done on the 5K time, even if it turns out to not be accurate you ran a 5k! If we asked you if you ever though you'd be doing that before you started this whole deal what would your answer have been?

BikiniMe said...

I agree that you get an A+ for effort. :) Sorry to hear that you weren't feeling well!

Boilergrad1993 said...

You attempted 2 5K's in the same week!! I hope you are incredibly proud of yourself, because you should be!!
Hope you're feeling better tomorrow. I can totally relate with having bad periods. I told my gyn that if at 38 I haven't found a husband and used it, chances are I'm not, and to just yank it out. Unfortunately, he's an optimist who thinks I'm going to find a man desperate or drunk enough to marry me, so he wants me to keep everything in tact until then.

Cammy said...

Sign me up with the folks applauding your efforts and intentions! You did your best, and your best was far more than many of us could have done. Brava!