4th of July Celebration 5k

So as my 4th of July ritual, I ran a local 5k. I lined up with high expectation of low numbers. I was almost immediately met with the door slamming shut behind me as I entered my pain cave. And this special PC I save for short races has no happy place, just an abundance of suffering.

tumblr_inline_misxgcP1Gm1qz4rgpThe cannon (not a gun) goes off at 0730. I fly out with the front 20 or so runners. I’m feeling awesome, almost like I’m floating down the course. We hit the 1st mile marker and the clock reads 5:54. YEAH!!!

00-great-successThat first mile was met very soon after, at some point around 1.75 miles with my body yelling, “HEY!!! WTH?! STOP THIS RIGHT NOW!!!!” So what seemed like a great success became…

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And by the 2nd mile marker the only thought in my head was…

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There’s just one measly mile left to go!!! This is ridiculous…suck it up buttercup…

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So over the line and I morph into this guy…

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I’m locking myself into my NTrecovery boots now, and probably falling asleep while they suck out this week’s bike tests and this morning’s headache-n-dryheave-inducing run. Happy 4th y’all!!

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