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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Workout Wednesday: Race Recap + Shrinkvivor

It feels pretty good to have finally had a great half-marathon I am still riding that high. My official time was 2:22, beating out San Diego's half marathon which was 2:36.


I went with two girls from my tri group and we just had so much fun. There were so many people at the Disney Wine & Dine Half-Marathon, it was like Woodstock. Only without the mud and the drugs. So I guess not at all like Woodstock, but still.

We had our tutus, our stripey socks and our blinking tiaras.
It was a little weird doing a race at 10 at night because what on earth do you eat all day?!

I tried my best to pair protein with carbs and then around 5, we stumbled upon a Sweet Tomatoes which was magically delicious! A little salad, a little pasta... perfection!

We had to take a bus from the hotel to the start of the race where we got warmed up (and tutu met porta-potty) and then it was race time.

I don't have much to say about the race because I feel like I danced through the whole thing. I had my music on and I sang and at the mile markers I threw my hands in the air (and got tangled in my tiara once) and around mile 9 when it started to hurt, I ate a gel and put on some hardcore music and then at mile 11 when it got hard again, we were going through Hollywood Studios and we were passing all the stops and attractions I had made earlier in the year with my family and best friend's family and so my family and friends kept me going through mile 11 in my head.

The last mile I sprinted as hard as I could and got choked up because I knew I had beaten my other times by far (no porta potty stops during the race will do that) and I cried at the finish.

And that picture, by the way is not at all how I felt inside.

After I crossed the finish, they lost my bag that I checked and my stomach was really angry with me and I couldn't take part in the wine or the dine part of the race. My insides were wrecked (you're welcome). But those things don't matter! I was still on some sort of a high no matter what.

They eventually found my bag (Dear Disney, better organization system for next year for 12,000 bags, m'kay? Bags laying all over the floor does not work.) And we hit the sack by 4:30 a.m.

The next day (or the same day, rather) there was a late checkout and a Shoney's breakfast buffet involved.
The end.
Shrinkvivor Challenge at the Sisterhood!
Which ironically brings me to the Shrinkvivor challenge. I'm up a pound. I won't blame the race, I'll blame the bacon.

My bad.

Looks like I'm staring at a trip to Exile Island.

But I'm ok with that. I have just over 4 weeks to go to Miami-Man and soon after that I'll be finished training for the Disney Marathon so things are just getting started for me, really. Onward down the road to Disney!


Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Great race! I so want to do a race with you. I'm doing the Disney Half Marathon in February to celebrate my birthday weekend. Ah, well. One of these days!

Becca said...

I would do a princess half or marathon if I could afford to come down. I miss Disney so much!

Becca said...

P.S. - Awesome job!

*Lissa* said...

Holy WOW!! Way to go on KILLING your SD time!

Jamee @ A New Kind of Normal said...

You are a busy busy lady! Awesome job! You killed that half! And looked so freakin' cute doing it! You totally rock!

Bari said...

What a fun, fun race!!!! You have to be the cutest thing in a tutu EVER. Seriously. Way to go on knocking your PR out of the water. I'm sorry your tummy hurt and Disney Goofy'd your bag (glad you got it back tho). Those little things certainly don't overshadow how awesome you did. And don't sweat the bacon. Actually, I take that back-one good sweat session and that bacon pound will be gone!

Anonymous said...

Damn, girl! You knocked that time out of the park! GREAT JOB!

Stupid bacon...

Trish said...

That time is awesome!!! You did so great!!! WOOT!!

AnnG said...

You Rock, Christie!! That is ALL!!

Tracie said...

Great race recap! The gain sucks, but you are still awesome.

runnin_mama2_4 said...

Love the race recap... makes me excited for mine! Stripy socks and tutus! lol That's great!

Roo said...

I know I've said it before but I'll say it again. YOU ARE SO CUTE! Great job beating your team from SD. Cannot WAIT to see you at Disney! :)

Christy M. said...

I love you so much, Christie! You pack a HUGE amount of awesome in a tiny little tutu wearing package. Seriously. Way to go on beating your SD time and a brand new shiny PR for a 1/2. Sounds like an amazing time (minus the lost bag and tummy issues).

I gained a pound this week, too. I blame the nachos (shhhhhh).


Karena said...

So glad you enjoyed it! And congrats on the new PR! I love that you had fun and dressed up, yet completely rocked the race as well!

Ummm, are we wearing striped socks in January? Can I get vertical stripes? Can't wait to see you and everyone!!!!

erin said...

i love that tutu so much. you are so stinkin cute! congrats on the 1/2 marathon, i'm so glad you had fun :)

Tami @ said...

I may be seeing you in exile!

Here's my post:

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

That sounds like so much fun! and way to kick your last time's butt! Whoo!

Pubsgal said...

You rock. That is all. :-)

Brooke said...

woot!!! of course you're my hero, and i'm wanting to shave 15 minutes off my half time last year. you did it - i can too.

or something like that ;)

congrats! can't wait to see you in Disney!!

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