I hate it when I don’t keep up with this blog, then I end up with just a mash-up of ramblings because a lot has happened in the last couple of weeks! We moved into a home in Lake Orion on Wednesday August 22, my parents came in from WI on that Friday, I raced the Crim 10 miler on Saturday. Matt was gone for a visit to Arizona over the Labor Day weekend, we had our 4th Anniversary on Thursday and I have my 13.1k simulator tomorrow. Whew! These past weeks have flown by. Just going to make it short and sweet. I will update tomorrow or Monday after the simulator to let you know how it went.
Matt and I went to Biga Pizza in Royal Oak for our anniversary dinner. It was SO good.
Ahhhh….Crim. Not trying to be dramatic, but I totally cried after I got home from this race. I just felt awful and I can’t believe I ran so slow. I split a minute faster at the 10 mile mark at the Olympic Trials in the Marathon for Pete’s sake!!! My first mile was 5:40 and I had wanted to average around 5:45, I totally thought that was doable. I ran faster than 5:45 pace at the San Diego RNR half marathon in June,I could surely make it 3 less miles at that pace! Well, my body had other plans.That 5:40 first mile felt like I was running 5:00 pace. I was working way too hard. Coaches didn’t give me advice or a race plan, we just wanted to see where I was at as a starting point for this segment. But I thought for sure I was more fit than 59:18! Yikes! But, I know where I am and what I have to do so now I just need to move past it and keep working hard. Not going to lie, it was a little embarrassing.
My ferritin levels are lower than they used to be by almost half. It was a 28, which I am hoping won’t affect things too much, but I definitely need to up that level. I plan on cutting my caffeine consumption and upping my red meat and iron supplementation to start feeling *Great* again.
Fall is in the air here in Michigan and I absolutely love it here!
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. -Eleanor Roosevelt