Sunday, April 14, 2013

We Did It!

Race #1 is down for the Raleigh Triple Crown! I wasn't as nervous as I usually am and I think that's because there wasn't a big expo. It was very low key and our packet was a shirt, a bid and a coupon. The only thing that I was nervous about making sure my alarm went off at 4:15am....and a second one going off at 4:30am.

I got up and headed to Cameron Village and met Rachel. The race only 1102 people so it was fairly small. The race started promptly at 7am and we headed out. The first couple miles are never fun for me at all. I don't usually feel comfortable until five or six miles in. The first half of the half sucked, it was super hilly. The parts that were on the Greenway were beautiful....... except for the millions silk worms we had to run through. It was like an obstacle course trying to get through them all.

It was a tough race, but we got through it. We didn't have a great time and sure, we came in 1089/1102 but we finished and we are uninjured!

Our next race is May 19th and then June 1st, and I think we will be ready. I'm sore but not super sore and only got one blister. I ate and drank enough through the course and didn't have any stomach pain. All in all a good race! The medal isn't my favorite, but it is a great addition to my collection. This was my 7th half marathon since 2009.

This week I got my best times ever for a mile and two miles and I was super excited, even with the nasty pollen everywhere and sore knees! 

In other news, Jager has diabetes and we have to give him eight units of insulin daily. The diagnosis came as a shock to be honest, I thought he just had a UTI. He was drinking tons and peeing all the time. He also seemed to be restless and never could get comfortable. He has had four shots and we already can tell he feels better. Matt gives the shots really well, but I have a hard time doing it quick enough. It'll just take some practice. 

So, that's it! I'm taking it easy running wise this week but then I have the Angel Among Us 5K on Saturday, so I'll be back on track! Have a great week! 


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