Pre-race I was ready to go! I had my accessorized arm band on, gulped down a typical savoury breakfast and headed with the bf and his mate to the race. Oh and do you like my B2B (yes cool people use acronyms) outfit? I was feeling the blue top. Rockwear never lets me down ;) I also tried (losing hope) the headband again and no luck. I’m going to take it back and ask if I’m wearing it wrong or there’s a smaller size or something. Till then I’m in search of a hot but functional headband.
We ended up getting a park about 1.5-2km from the start line and just walked from there. Think of it as a warm up and cool down ;) My calves were still in pain (even though I’d been doing the stretches and applying deep heat) and the bf told me the obvious truth, that I didn’t want to admit- that I might have to give them some rest. I think a few good massages should help though ;) (Even today they are tender!) During the run (especially the inclines) my calves got worse and I really had to make my mind focus elsewhere or I would have talked myself into stopping. Didn’t I say how much our thoughts impact our actions? Nonetheless, I did beat my previous 5km record and I was really pleased with my efforts. Even though I love finishing races, I still hate actually RUNNING them. I told the guys that instead they should have a fitness class marathon of some kind- I am willing to set a world record on that bad boy ;) So much funner right? This race, as opposed to the Brisbane Running Festival, was way more crowded and hot. I think I preferred the coverage we got on the last race.
Oh and someone was not so smart and didn’t wear sunscreen or a hat. That someone would be me and as a result (only 2 days into Spring mind you) I am a capsicum. Actually, it’s not too bad but it’s amazing to see how in just a short time, even during the less hot days, what damage the sun can do. I think it’s lucky that I realised this now before it gets even hotter with our Aussie Summers. Aloe Vera for me!Check out my daily healthy thought on my previous post.
Are you someone who burns easily? Or are you blessed with skin that will tan?