You know how farmers sometimes wake up to find big designs in their fields, presumably crafted by aliens or bored field mice or something?
|I come to your planet to dazzle|
you with my wheat-trampling skills...
Well, I've got something like that going on... only instead of in a field, it's on my leg. And instead of sweet shapes... it's bruises.
|Somehow, doesn't have quite the same awe-inspiring effect as the crop circles.|
Anyway, the bruise-inducing run was none other than The Jelly Bean Virtual Race!
|I'm in the jungle!|
It was a bit windy and chilly, but otherwise a perfect morning for a run. I thought I'd be all sly and choose a super flat, fast course, but apparently race planner I am not.
I ran for a few miles to warm up, tightened my shoelaces, and reset my Garmin. Around the halfway mark, I turned around and retraced my steps. I cruised over a bridge and through a park back to my starting point that was to be my finish line. But somewhere in my oxygen-deprived haze, I miscalculated, and ended up having to run the last .25 mile uphill. Not stellar planning, but that's what I get for trying to be lazy.
I finished the 5k in 24:03, which, drumroll please, is a post-injury (and post-pregnancy!) PR. So that's pretty sweet.
|7:46 average pace. I'll take it.|
So big thank you to Jess for putting on the race!
And, an extra special shout out to my partner-in-crime, Rachel, who submitted the freaking funniest HTC application video out there. I'm only a tiny bit biased due to my undying love to Rachel, and the fact that I got to help her make the video. Go watch it now!
Thoughts on the bruising? I figure I'll blame it on field mice and call it a day.
Are you applying to be on Nuun's Hood to Coast team?