The thing about putting your big goals and dreams out there for everyone to see is that everyone also sees your “failures.” If you haven’t already heard, Sunday didn’t turn out exactly as I planned/hoped. Actually, it wasn’t even close. I didn’t BQ, I didn’t even run 26.2 miles. BUT I also didn’t DNF. I finished a solid 13.1 mile training run and am looking ahead to Eugene. I’m super thankful the course was laid out in such a way that I could make the mid-race decision to finish 13.1 instead of attempting 26.2. It wasn’t my day for a variety of reasons not all of which I understand.
I think Batch summed up race day perfectly in this tweet:
I’ve never been good at writing race reports so since this one was a non-race, race, I’ll keep that trend going and instead focus the weekend highlights.
Besides getting to visit with my mom and just be in my “hometown”, I enjoyed getting to meet-up/hang out with Elizabeth and Frency (and meeting Leah), having a VI”Pee” pass for race morning where I got to meet Melody IRL.
Oh, and a little twitter exchange/photodate with Kara Goucher. I mean we’ve got to be like BFFs now, right? (Yup, I’m an official run nerd. Cause, you know, that’s a newsflash.)
Since I was in NOLA this weekend not Seattle, I have to give a major shout-out to my Oiselle teammate/personal shopper Sarah for the over-the-phone Oiselle #samplesale shopping. Speaking of Oiselle shopping, I got to try on some of the new #Spring13 collection at Southern Runner today. I will need a 2nd job.
So, not the weekend I had hoped for, but I like the lemonade we made out of the lemons. Thanks for all your support and encouragement this weekend and always! Cheers to the next adventure!