Happy April everyone! Judging from my twitter feed, it seems like yesterday was full of PFRs!
My maiden voyage to Atlantic City was....an adventure. It did not help that it was raining and there were 20PMH winds. But I made it there in one piece, and met up with my lovely friend Vee who was treating me to a belated birthday weekend. There was lots of seafood and pasta had, $5 lost to a quarter slot machine, and how could I forget the amazing trip to the Coach Outlet store??
Unfortunately, my pre-race night sleep was far from ideal (aka, I didn't get any sleep) but I tried to make sure it didn't stress me out. I knew a cup of coffee and half a bagel would set me right. We walked up to the boardwalk, passing many amusing Atlantic City sites (Lacy's strip club, with the slogan, "The only thing we wear is a smile" was one of the most amusing) We started to see lots of runners warming up and I was starting to get nervous. Would my legs hold up? Or would I feel heavy and tired? Vee split off to go to the bathroom and I told her I wanted to get a quick warm up in. Running for a just a quarter mile, I knew exactly what I needed to find out from my legs. All systems were good to go.
The race ended up starting 15 minutes late, due to a lot of runners having issues parking. I didn't think 15 minutes was long time, but I got REALLY restless just standing around. I did not want to spend more time on my feet before the race then I needed to. I was just basically bouncing on my feet and trying to keep myself mentally and physically ready.
|Pre race smiles!|
I crossed the finish line in 2:00:07. 8 seconds over my goal, but with a 3 minute and 34 second PR. Happy April Fools Day, indeed!