The Lost Dutchman 10K Race Report
I will keep this short and sweet. Not too much to say except I came, I saw, I conquered.....well....I finished it. My official time was 1:19:12. That is roughly 12:44/mile. I completed this race doing a run walk combo. I did much better than I expected because the last time I ran was the Polar Dash.....January 1st.
The course was beautiful and it the back drop was the Superstition Mountains. It was an out and back route and I believe all of the races (excluding the full marathon) ended up on the same course. The course was a lot hillier than expected. Being from Minnesota, I was happy that we had cool (cold) running weather. It was rainy and very cold. It felt like a damp fall day. Certainly not weather I would have expected in sunny Arizona. But it was PERFECT for running.
My friend ran the half marathon and she passed me at the last mile of the race. It was quite funny when she did pass me because she yelled, HEY LADY, MOVE YOUR ASS to me and another woman looked at her and started bitching her out for being rude to slow runners. She was relieved and laughed when she found out we were good friends.
On side note....if you are looking for a kickass song to get you moving, put your college fight song on your playlist. It is impossible not to get a little spark when you hear it. It worked for me and I even got a few strange looks yelling "Rah Rah Rah for Ski U Mah" and then spelling MINNESOTA.
I got nekkid with a really cute man and he made me moan. (Was that my mother I just heard gasp??!!). Actually, while the above statement is true it was nothing kinky...we treated ourselves to an hour message to work out some of the knots from running. It was amazing and truthfully, I need to do it more often. He concentrated on my calves, IT band, and shoulders....he asked if I ever stretch. I am guessing he thought they were pretty bad. I was sore for 2 days after the massage but I am feeling better. Do any of you get regular massages and do they help your running?
Dinner was next on our agenda and we both had a couple of martinis. Needless to say, it was a pretty early night! ha!
The Rest of the Time
My inlaws are snowbirds and have a little rental property in Sun City. It was perfect because they were only 7 miles from where I was staying. I got to see them a good portion of the weekend. They were trying to talk us into to moving there!!! Along with my family, they are the reason we are still in Minnesota. Ha! I definitely saw a new side to them and it was like they came alive. They were so sweet were my airport chauffeurs all weekend.
I signed up for the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon again. It is kind of an obsession because I have such horrible luck getting into this race. I have gotten in ONE time.... ONCE! I have been throwing my name in the hat for several years. It is a very popular race. If I don't get in, whatever. I will volunteer again. Either way...it is tradition to be part of Grandma's weekend. I should find out early next week.
I am somehow functioning on 6 hours of sleep since Tuesday and I am going to hit the hay! I hope to catch up with you all very soon!