Run Like a Mother 2018

My first official 5k race of the year!!!! 

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I couldn’t have felt more excited. I feel like my conditioning was in tip top shape from getting ready for my bodybuilding competition . Although my eating isn’t exactly geared towards running right now. I typically enjoy running with my mom but decided I really wanted to try to PR. My adult 5k PR is 25:00 exactly.  I know I’m in the best shape of my life right now so I know I can finally break 25 minutes. 

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I got all nervous on Friday about the race. I set my things out on Saturday. I typically set out my race outfits ahead of time, it helps keep me organized and awesome.  

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It rained in Milwaukee all of Friday and all of Saturday. But we woke up to dry but breezy morning. Today is mother’s day. I try to get my daughter to give me some kisses but she is cranky probabaly my horrible mood last week rubbing off on her. I feel really excited about this race. We get to the race and I pick up my packet. I get a little nervous so I go on a quick ten minutes jog on the course to clear my mind. Make a pit stop because I’ve been drinking two gallons of water a day which makes me need to pee a lot!

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The race starts. I feel an overwhelming sense of peace. This race is a little crowded at the beginning but I keep my composure trying not to sprint out around anyone.

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Mile 1 done felt easy. Mile 2, I tell myself now or never. Put in the work, grind. I can tell we  I feel empowered! I come around the corner and I can see the clock. I see the numbers change but can’t quite read them. I see it change. Does it say 25? Did I not get my PR?!? My heart sinks but I dig deeper because you can always dig deeper I get closer and realize it says 23..... I give it all I have and cross the finish line 23:13! My new adult PR!!! F$$$ yeah and I did it on prep!!! 

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The race concludes and the result are in 2nd place in my age group. I could not be more pleased. For five years I waited for this PR. It feels so good to be at that level. 💥 Time to face my next challenge getting through this last week of prep! 

 

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