I'm proud of myself for only walking a VERY small section of the course. There was a point near the end that we were running up a pretty steep hill and I realized that I was running slower than I could walk, so I walked up most of the hill and then went back to running.
It was a great experience and I'd rather have a cupcake at the finish than a medal any day!!
My knee did well during the race. It seems to do well when I exercise and then for a brief time after that...then it swells back up. It's bothering me now and I'm thinking I really need to make an appointment to see the doc this week. I still haven't addressed my concerns about having asthma.
We started and finished in a park and there were these crazy little blood sucking bugs (no, not mosquitoes, I know what those are). They bit and then I actually bled a little...now I have big nasty welts. I guess I need to think about bug spray for future runs/ races.
After the race, my partner and I went shopping. The town where the race was held is also the closest Lane Bryant. I decided to return the pretty coral dress I bought after I hit the 100lb mark a while back. I just couldn't find the right shoes for it and figured I'd only get to wear it a couple times before it was too big. I couldn't bear the thought of paying $70 for a dress that I'll wear only a couple times, so back it went. It was past the return window, so I got store credit and bought two pairs of capris to wear to work. Those will get way more use. I bought a basic black pair and this super cute PINK pair:
Both were size 14!! That means that I have officially gone from wearing the largest size in the store to the smallest size in the store!! This will be my last Lane Bryant purchase...hopefully EVER!