You know what's weird? I'm not sure I really have that many random thoughts about the 12 Hour race! You'd think that there would be a lot for 12 hours of running (and walking) but yeah, not so much.
But away we go...
*Once again, I am amazed at how well I'm recovering! I was limping all day Sunday but walking normally on Monday. I went to the movies with my mom and her boyfriend on Monday night (Sherlock Holmes) and they made me walk to see how well I was doing and they were floored I wasn't limping. :) I think though it's because I did so much walking that night and then did some walking on Sunday.
*There were 2 things I obsessed over on Saturday. The 1st was that I'd left my Abominable Snowman lip balm in my hotel room. It was really, really windy (not Death Valley windy but close! ;) )when we were on the side by the water and it was a cold wind. It was like that the whole night and I was worried that my lips would get chapped. I had to keep reminding myself not to lick my lips so that wouldn't happen. It didn't happen though so I was good.
*The 2nd thing I obsessed over was this one spot on the paved side that I kept tripping over. It took me about 35 laps to figure out where that spot was so I could anticipate it and not trip. Yes, I tripped every lap until then. Finally, I figured out it was by the bench where I'd stopped to tie my shoe and after that I avoided it but I had to pay attention for it!
*Okay, there were 3 things...I think I mentioned that I missed my Garmin in my race recap. I can't tell you how many times I looked at my right wrist to check pace and/or distance. I also "pushed" the stop button numerous times when I stopped! I obviously had Phantom Garmin Syndrome. This tells me I need to run naked more often.
*I thought I was really, really slow and I would be pretty low on the finish list. I was surprised to find myself here:
That's out of 57 so better than I thought. And I was 2nd in my age group! Wild, eh?
*I have to confess that I checked to see how Mr. Negative did in the results...he finished 14 laps. Yes, I smiled smugly when I saw that. If that makes me a bad person, so be it.
*I didn't have any blisters at all on my feet! I'm shocked. My nail polish (Racing Green - awesome name for Green nail polish, don't you think?) didn't rub off and I don't think I'll lose any toenails either. Heh.
*I am still a little shocked that I did this. I'll be in the middle of something and I'll remember and I just start smiling. People must think I'm nuts. Well, okay, I know my coworkers/friends/family think I'm nuts. I'm talking about random strangers who see me in these moments. I don't care though. I hope I never lose this feeling of satisfaction & happiness that I get from running!
*IF I had run 50 miles, I was going to get a tattoo. But I didn't so that will have to wait. Instead, I'm celebrating by going to Tennessee in February! Woo! I can't wait! :) I think that is darn good present to myself for completing the 12 Hour. Don't you think?
Okay, that's it. I can't think of anything else so I'll wrap this up. Catch you all later.