Happy Sunday!! Today was the big 10k race for this mama. I started out with a solid breakfast – 1/2 cup oat bran, a banana and a 4oz Apple Yo Baby yogurt.
We drove to the site of the race which was about an hour away – a little farther than we thought. D played with dirt while waiting for the race to start.
This child LOVES dirt.
I was freezing and couldn’t wait for the race to start. I ate a PB Nature’s Promise bar about an hour before start time.
The race result – I finished in 44 minutes 12 seconds, woo hoo!! The best part – I came in first in my age group.
Here is the crazy thing – they had my age wrong. You could imagine my surprise when they announced the winner was a girl that finished after me. I had to go up and talk to the race official and get the whole thing squared away. I got my medal and they apologized for the mix-up.
So I was the 4th woman to finish and the 10th overall regardless of sex. I wore my Garmin but tried not to focus on the mileage only my pace. I was cooking!!!
After the big finish I snacked on a banana but wasn’t really that hungry afterward. I thought that I would be but with all the mix-up mess I had to deal with I didn’t feel like chowing right away. Once we got home I made a turkey, cheese and hummus sandwich on a mini whole wheat pita.
A little mixer of 1/4 cup cottage cheese, 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce, about 1/4 cup pumpkin, 2 crushed Wasa crackers and a tbsp almond butter.
I finished with some chocolate – both of these varieties contain some orange flavor too.
Now we are trying to decide what to do for dinner. Maybe a celebratory race dinner out? I hope you are having a great day. I am having quite a lovely one :) I really didn’t think that I would come in first in my age group at my first race. It really feels great. See you later.