It’s that time again. Time to get things off my chest about my most recent race-cation in Montreal with Marcia’s Runfessions at Marcia’s Healthy Slice…
1. I runfess…
I signed up for the 5k only because if I ran both the 5k and the Half Marathon, I got THREE medals rather than ONE.
2. I runfess…
Even though I was planning to walk the 5k, I still carb loaded the night before the race…manicotti and an apple crepe. I ate more than before the half marathon.
3. I runfess…
And after that 5k, I ate lunch as if I had just run an ultra -marathon….squash soup, bread and bagel & lox and salad.
4. I runfess…
So as I said, I planned to walk that 5k. I didn’t wear even wear my Garmin but… I DID NOT walk the race. No surprise there.
I didn’t actually race the 5k. I ran it slowly non-stop taking in every bit of the scenery. Boy, is that the best way to race.
My pace was actually slower than for the half. (6:19 vs 6:16 – that’s kilometers).
5. I runfess…
During my half marathon, I planned to take a GU at one of the water stops but I ran past the water and there was only Gatorade. I hate Gatorade and I can’t take a GU without water. So I saw a guy holding two cups of waters. So I said “Are you going to drink both of those?” And he replied “No, take it.”
Yup, I drank someone else’s water. I didn’t even care if he drank out of the cup first. Don’t judge. LOL
And one more for good measure:
6. I runfess…
You know how I love getting age group awards. I mean it validates that “old ladies can still fun fast.” Well, I saw on the big screen that they were giving out awards to the older folks but decided that I was too tired to walk all the way to the stage to see if I got one.
And of course, I did place 2nd!
I hope the award wasn’t anything good.
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These all seem completely legit to me 🙂 congrats on your AG award!
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Congrats again on your AG award and I hope that they are able to mail it to you.
Have no idea. It was a nice glass guitar 😦
I think you’re justified in eating all that you want after how we didn’t eat before the Vegas Half. Ugh! Congrats on the AG award. What a fun surprise. I hope they send it to you.
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Yes. I made sure I ate all.the.food.
We’ll see about that award. Not holding my breath.
I’ve taken an unopened GU that another runner offered me during a half marathon once – hey, you do what you gotta do, right? I love that you won an AG award, but am sad you didn’t get it. And of course, I am looking forward to your race recap to see why it was such a bad race.
It’s coming when I have time to write it. The comments were really bad from those who have run the race in the past.
I love that you asked for someone’s extra cup of water and that he gave it to you! Congrats on the AG award…that you didn’t pick up. LOL.
It’s more important that I won it than the award right? It’s was a glass model of a guitar…DARN!!!
ha ha…I have to laugh at the water of a fellow runner. In my first marathon, it was near the 14-mile mark and I had to blow my nose something terrible. They had given out wet wash cloths at the 13-mile mark, and I spotted someone else’s washcloth on the ground. You guessed it–that became my emergency tissue LOL
You do what you gotta do, right? No same.
Congrats on the AG award! That’s pretty impressive from an RnR race! I hope they send it to you.
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Congrats on your AG award! LOL on not bothering to get it though. 😉 I’d probably have taken than water too. I’ve got a pretty good immune system. 😉
Man, I wish I had your metabolism. I probably gained weight just looking at your photos.
I have had more than one hot race, before I started to carry my own water, where I gave serious consideration to stealing someone’s water bottle.
That’s amazing to place in your AG in such a large race.
It sounds like such a fun of event! I love the medals 🙂 The food you had looks fabulous too!!
Too funny on taking that runner’s extra water – I would have probably done the same. Congrats on your AG – hopefully RnR will mail it to you.
Congratulations on the AG …and in a RnR half no less!! Very impressive. I’d sure be trying to get them to send it to me! I totally get asking for someone’s extra water …I love Gu’s but they just do not go down without water!
Yay for fun medals, amazing food and fun races!
Congrats on second place AG!
That apple crepe sounds delicious, and I want that soup and lox! *-*
I would’ve taken that extra water too! 😛
Congrats on the AG award! If you hadn’t taken that guy’s water, then imagine how much harder it would have been to push towards the finish line to earn that award!!!