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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Gator Run 2010 5k Recap

So last night, I made a terrible life decision and ate half a baked potato with alfredo sauce, cheese and red bell peppers for dinner. Dairy sometimes really bothers me but I figured I'd be fine before the 5k in the morning.

Wrong! I woke up with the worst stomach pains. I ran about 3/4 of a mile before feeling like I might toss my cookies. I tried alternating running and walking until I saw my dad. He came to take pictures of us and jogged alongside me. He was so supportive and encouraging. My HRM said my heart rate was at 192 for a lot of the time. And it FELT like it. I was in pain. I am wondering if I had food poisoning.

Mile 1: 12:38 min/mile (I am thrilled with this pace! Imagine if I had kept it up and tried negative splits!)
Mile 2: 13:00 min/mile
Mile 3: 13:52 min/mile
Last 0.1: 2 min

Total time: 40 minutes. I slowed down from my last time by about 3 minutes. I am so bummed. I can't stop thinking about it. I wish I would have pushed myself a bit more but I probably would have made a scene. No one wants to see my dinner.

So let's back track.

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I had have this Better N Peanut Butter for awhile. It goes bad in 11/10 so I figured I better work my way through the jar. It's not terrible but not great.

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I mixed it with this.

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And plain nonfat greek yogurt. OMG. Try this ASAP. It's so decadent and desserty.

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Topped with pumpkin seed granola. Delish. Nutrish!

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And some sweet taters on the side. Dipped in ketchup. That was my lunch yesterday. I had to show it off.

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Andy and I met the Gator. It was the "Gator Run" get it? By the way. Andy rocked the race. His time was 31:06. He beat his PR by 2 minutes. Champion!

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My sister Sarah and her boyfriend Chris ran the 5k too! Sarah finished in 33:38 (4th in her age group!) and Chris finished in 25:10 (5th in his age group!) They are also champions. I am the biggest loser.

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My little brother Daniel ran his first race too. He did the kid's 1 mile run.

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We watched. It was so much fun to watch.

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Daniel got in the front of the line. He HAD this race.

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The kids were flyin!

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Here's my dad and Daniel. They zoomed past us. Dan is in the spongebob hat.

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My dad is totally dragging. Which is hilarious because my dad has been running for 30 years. He is super fast. But Dan surprised him with his speed.

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Daniel finished in 8:30! DUDE! He cried afterwards because he was just so burnt out and tired. He really pushed himself.

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We got some madri gras gator beads. No flashing required.

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Daniel even won an award for being awesome and speedy. He looks thrilled.

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Yay for healthy and active families.

So I am bummed about not beating my time. I really thought I had this. But I am glad that I managed to stay positive and finish the race. I am signing up for another 5k stat though. I need an ego boost.

Have you ever had a horrible racing incident? Please tell me about it. I need cheering up.

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20 Comments:

At April 25, 2010 at 5:17 PM , OpenID eatingmachine said...

i'm sorry the race was not so great! but doing anything while feeling like puking makes you a rock star. that's my rule.

 
At April 25, 2010 at 5:44 PM , Anonymous ashleigh said...

Oh no! I am so sorry your race didn't go as planned. Don't beat yourself up about it though. You were sick! If I was having tummy issues I would have walked the whole thing or just dropped out and you finished! Plus I don't think ur time was that bad!! The fact that you didnt give up makes you a winner not a loser :)

 
At April 25, 2010 at 5:45 PM , Blogger Tricia said...

How exciting to race as a family. You may not have done as well as you liked but being active as a family makes you a total winner!

 
At April 25, 2010 at 5:58 PM , Blogger Sarah @ See Sarah Eat said...

I think that it is so great that you did the race as a family. You all rock!

Don't be so hard on yourself. You did great! Especially considering your stomach upsets.

I ended up walking a lot more of my half marathon than I planned on yesterday but instead of being upset, I'm just thrilled that I finished another race and I will just look forward to the next one. :)

 
At April 25, 2010 at 6:14 PM , Anonymous homecookedem said...

Oh girl, everyone has a race where they don't do as well as they hope to. My most awful one was a half marathon I had spent months training for. I was in awesome shape for it, but my knee was in so much pain and I had to drop out after mile 4. It was a blow to my ego, for sure. I'm proud of you for sticking with it and staying positive. Your next race will be great, I just know it!! :)

 
At April 25, 2010 at 7:29 PM , Blogger Run Sarah said...

I am sorry you didnt beat your PR but I think it is so awesome you did it as a family. Way to set an amazing example!

 
At April 25, 2010 at 8:20 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

Aw- as others have said, don't beat yourself up, woman! The fact that you're even at these races in the first place speaks volumes! And not every race is gonna be the best, but that doesn't mean you've put forth any less effort; anyone who finishes is a rock star in my book!

Oh man- White Chocolate Wonderful. I just can't keep that stuff in the house :\ It's too delicious and quickly brings on that "OMG, I have to eat this out of the jar NOW!" feeling for me. Sigh.

And I hear ya on Better 'N' PB. I have a jar of that sitting in my fridge right now. I agree that it's not terrible, but it is pretty uninspiring, heh.

 
At April 25, 2010 at 9:18 PM , Blogger Andy said...

DIARY WAS A BAD IDEA

*wipes mouth*

 
At April 25, 2010 at 9:26 PM , Anonymous sophia said...

I'm so sorry, my dear! But now you know what you did wrong, and you'll rock the next race for sure!

I had a bad race once at my track meet. I used to be in track, and I was in the 4x800m race. OMG. WORST race of my LIFE! I HATE speed-running, and I cannot sprint the entire 800m!! I can't believe the coach put me in that race, and I slowed the entire team down! we were second in place, and then it was MY turn to take the baton, and then we were LAST!! Because of ME!! So embarrassing!

From then on, I made up all sorts of excuses to skip track meets. I kind of regret that now, but YOU won't have that! So cheer up! :-)

 
At April 25, 2010 at 9:54 PM , Blogger lynn @ the actors diet said...

sorry you aren't happy with the race, but i'm still very impressed that you did it! very very very impressed.

better n pb is no good on its own. i find it has to be served with something hot - like oatmeal - for me to not mind it so much....

 
At April 25, 2010 at 10:58 PM , Blogger tiffany said...

I love you! i really need/should do one of these but i don't think i could!!!!! i need some motivation!!!!

 
At April 26, 2010 at 7:50 AM , Anonymous brandi said...

ugh, so sorry you didn't feel well! That is never fun.

But the race looks like it was a lot of fun and the weather looks beautiful!

 
At April 26, 2010 at 9:37 AM , Blogger Mo Diva said...

OMG what torture running with a stomach ache! I am so impressed that you pressed on! So you fell behind on your goal? you kept going and that is amazing!

I picked up my 5K training again... im gonna do it-eventually!

 
At April 26, 2010 at 10:19 AM , OpenID destination262 said...

Sorry to hear you were not feeling so hot during your race. I think its great that you still went out there and ran through it. That is hardcore if you ask me. I have to look at it like this, not every race is going to be a PR, so I think it's great that you got out there and did it. And how cool of your WHOLE family to be involved. That is the coolest!

 
At April 26, 2010 at 11:16 AM , Blogger Jenn said...

You finished the race and that's what matters. :) A great addition to have family along for the run as well. At least you've done better than me. I have yet to run any kind of marathon.

 
At April 26, 2010 at 11:18 AM , OpenID biz319 said...

Sorry the race didn't start out as you wanted - but guess what?? You ran! You weren't sitting on the sidelines, you weren't watching your Dad race - YOU DID IT!

My brother and I once were training to walk the Chicago marathon. He lived in DesMoines at the time and I lived around Chicago - I would go to the team in training and then tell him what to do - we met about 5 times to train before the actual race.

Thursday before the race, I start coughing - I go to the doctor on Friday because it isn't going away! I said "give me what you can because I need to walk a marathon on Sunday." He said "I don't want you to go to work on Monday!"

I had bronchitis - and my poor brother had to do it all by himself! At least he can say he did a marathon though!

 
At April 26, 2010 at 12:40 PM , Blogger RamblingBabushka said...

You pushed through it. THAT is what's important. Good job!!!!!!! Also, it's so awesome that your entire family got involved. My parents only form of exercise is reaching for the remote. I'm not even kidding! HA!

 
At April 26, 2010 at 2:34 PM , Blogger Mari said...

I said this on the phone ayer but I will say it again "don't be so hard on yourself!" you did it and that is all that matters! Especially since you were so sick. The old Amanda would have stopped but this new Amanda kept going and GOING and SHE made it to the end! I am glad that I know this Amanda =)

I love that your whole family was there! I wish my familia would take an interest in running...

 
At April 26, 2010 at 3:55 PM , Blogger All Things Yummy said...

So sorry it didn't go the way you had planned. Good luck on your next race.
That's so cool they have a race for kids.

 
At April 27, 2010 at 2:16 PM , Blogger Janetha said...

you are NOT the biggest loser or a loser at all. just for the record :) i love that so many fam members participated! and congrats to andy on a new PR :) don't be so hard on yourself.. there are many more races out there. and plus.. you were feelin' barfy!

LOVE YOU!

 

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