Since it was so low key, my post is low key. The positives:
- gorgeous first half
- abysmal second half
- really good food at the end with really nice Seaman School cadets to wait on us
- wonderful volunteers
Ultima is a no-calorie electrolyte drink. It causes insane gastrointestinal problems.
At the end of the day, I dropped about 3 lbs in weight due to abdominal cramping and explosive diarrhea (hey I never said this blog was pretty.. only my legs as a result of all this running) BUT I also won another age group award – I came in second with a time of 3:58 in my age group which was a 10 year block (whoo hoo!) and got a lovely marble plaque. I also was the 9th female overall. I also got to see Michael Wardian who’s just an unbelievable feat of running nature. And as usual, I made some very nice friends besides those next to me in the bathroom at the end of the race.
It was a day of highs and lows but it didn’t leave me low in spirit.