7:30 am: I woke up on my own (no alarm clock).
8:00 am: Breakfast: Banana Muffins (and not the healthy kind)- Breakfast of Champions, I know.
9:00 am: I attempted to study, but I fell asleep instead.
1:00 pm: I woke up and I was very hungry. I was also surprised that I slept for 4 hours. I ate the lunch of apples and Macaroni and Cheese. The Kraft kind. I know, my nutrition choices were not great.
2:00 pm: I sat around and took another nap. Man I was tired!!!! That is what no sleep during the week will do to you. I need to work on that.
4:00 pm: I woke up for the third time in one day and got dressed for the race.
5:00 pm: Left for the race.
6:00 pm: "Gun goes off." Really: a guy in a lawn chair says "Ready, Set, Go!"
6:01 pm: I have the genius idea of sprinting.
6:07 pm: My idea fails. I am getting tired, but I am still below an 8' mile pace.
6:15 pm: Oh no. Worst 5K ever. My stomach is upset. My legs are burning from the sand.
6:15-6:31 pm: Run/ Walking/ Hobbling to the finish. No good.
I finally finished in 31:00ish. I was super disappointed with my time, but not every race can be a good one and I did absolutely nothing to prepare for this race specifically and it was just an off day. I am still super proud that I went and supported a great cause (ALS support) and I had a blast doing it (except for during the actual race).
On the bright side, I still got first place in my age group (this was a super tiny race)! I now have a brand new shiny medal (on sparkly ribbon) to add to my collection!