I just returned from a trip to San Francisco and it was amazing. I may do a post on my trip just so I can look back on all of the things we did.
In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to do a blog post on a typical race day for Bill and I, being that we just ran one together.
Here we go-
6:30 Me-Alarms goes off. I get up, shower, tape knee, and head downstairs to have coffee and cereal. Discover milk is bad so decide we will have to pick up bagels.
07:30 am-Bill– Wakes up, showers, and calmly prepares to leave.
Me- Runs around house like a spinning top gathering the 50 items that I require in order to run. #lowmaintenancegirl
0810- We leave the house, pick up bagels, and drive to race.
09:00-Me- Arrive at parking lot. I change from shorts (I prefer to wear shorts) to capri pants due to wind and cold while continuing to stress.
Bill- Calmly plays on phone and ignores me and my stressing.
09:15- We have about 15 minutes to start time and are parked right next to the YMCA. Plan is to use the bathroom in the Y and get to start line a few blocks away.
09:18- Bill- Decides to return to car to get a sweatshirt while I give him the stink eye from the sidewalk as we are now cutting it extremely close to start time.
09:20-Me-Nag Bill the entire walk about how he needs to be more organized in planning his outfit choices. He is too much of a gentleman to mention the fact that I completed my own outfit change in the car a mere 10 minutes ago.
09:26-Arrive at start line as National Anthem is being played. Quick port a potty stop for me. Briefly contemplate returning to the car and forgoing said race as the wind is ridiculous!
09:30- A quick kiss we are off!!
10:45- Bill finishes race waaaay before me and waits at the finish line for me in the freezing cold.
11:32-I finish the race. We get some apples, clif bars, and juice, none of which I have the stomach to eat or drink at the moment. Run into a couple of friends and then walk slowly back to the car and head home.
I love that we run together. I love the shared camaraderie and that we can discuss every aspect of the race. We do a mile by mile recap the entire way home. How we felt at each mile , which mile was the most challenging et cetera. Plus, I
sort of love having him at the finish line waiting for me!