This really isn’t the only “long run” I’ve done in between my last race and the upcoming Princess, but since it is the only documented race, I am labeling it #3.1.
This did not get off to the best start and went downhill from there, or uphill, depending on your view.
I had originally planned to do a 10 mile race on Monday, because I figured running 10 miles with people would be much better than running 12 miles by myself. And then the chance to enter the runDisney Princess Half meet-up was moved from Friday to Monday. Well snap. Do I take the chance and run the race (which would require me driving an hour or so) or do I run on Sunday? Having the chance to attend the meet-up trumped running with other people and so 12 miles on Sunday it was. Even though it is only a chance…I knew I would be mad if I didn’t at least try to get in.
I ended up at Gasworks and started off. It was not raining when I started off (and the weather forecast said it was going to be dry) but not too long into the run, it started misting. Eh, I actually enjoy running in the mist.
I was feeling really strong as I started off. That lasted for all of about a couple miles. Heading into mile 4 or 5 is when my right hamstring started acting cranky. Stupid hamstring. I kept moving, although my run intervals might have shortened just a bit. And then shortened even more.
A couple of interesting things (besides the hamstring issues) happened – I was stopped by two other runners who warned me of man standing on the corner and yelling. Yikes!! Fortunately he seemed to have gone when I went by. But I was very appreciative of the warning.
Coming up a hill a I saw a corgi (and owners) coming around the corner. Followed by about 10 more corgis and their owners (with a golden hiding in the mess as well). It was a corgi parade! I do love corgis – they make me smile.
I was close to being done when of course it started raining harder. And coming up the last hill, I was passed by a girl on a unicycle. I was able to catch up to her because as luck would have it, the bridge was up. Fortunately I didn’t have to wait super long for the bridge.
And finally I was done. Whew. Next up? Princess Half Marathon. Bring it on!!