So after I finished my race yesterday and called friends and family, the one resounding thing I kept hearing (besides CONGRATS) was, "you're so weird!" Why?? Why is it so weird to run? Isn't it natural - dare I say it - HUMAN NATURE to run? Without running, would we even have survived as a species? How do those who don't run survive now? I know that without running, I wouldn't survive. I'd go crazy running in circles all day long. I'd feel like one of those hamsters on a wheel - and in short order, you'd have to put me in a padded room and lock the door. Running allows me to break free of my life, lay down all my daily titles (mom, manager, fiancee, etc), and just BE. There is no other part of my day that I find more spiritual, more relaxing, more EVERYTHING. It keeps me sane. There is something so meditating about letting my breathing and stride just fall together. Maybe I'm the only one who feels that way. But I'm pretty sure the 25,000+ people that joined me yesterday at P.F. Chang's would tell me that I'm not alone.
So... much anticipated RACE PICS!!! Yahoo!!! Here are a few of my favorites!
iFitness belt make it look like I have headlights!!!
Clock Time: 2:14:15
Chip Time: 2:03:53
Overall Place: 5213/19298
Gender Place: 2101/11886
Division Place: 382/1947
8.5 Mile: 1:20:34
10 Mile: 1:35:33
Looking forward to my knees feeling normal again. Got a much deserved post-race massage today, and hopefully I'm back out on the road on Wednesday!!! Gotta keep the legs loose!! San Diego Rock 'n Roll is just around the corner! (Did I mention I'm doing a full in June?? Maybe I AM weird!!!)