Yesterday I ran race number eight of the year. My first 8K race, which is just .03 miles shy of 5miles (which is the most common distance I have raced thus far). An 8K for the eighth race, how appropriate. The course ended up totaling 4.9miles according to my Garmin. I once packed myself some Starburst to eat during a 10K, but found out there is gelatin in the ingredients..gross. This time I tried something different.
To be honest, these jellies are so delicious I need any excuse to eat them..including a mere 5mile run. I stuck these in my pants for safe keeping.
I love the secret pocket my running pants have. Some people might use it for their keys, or money. I most definitely need mine for some kind of edible item. I didn’t even care that I had a giant bulge protruding from my left hip.
Look close, right under the 7 it looks like I am packing a silver bar.
The race course was great. The inclines and declines were mild, and the temperature was ideal. Not to mention I was able to run next to a total hunk near the finish line.
I’m not sure how or when, but 4554 ended up pulling ahead of me in the last stretch…… and beat me. I don’t know this for sure, but I am going to guess this guy is a heart doctor. You go mystery-coco.
I finished the race in 49:20 at a 10:04 pace. My only complaint was about the girl running so closely behind me that her breathing sounded louder than a jackhammer, and her running number was flopping all over her shirt which annoyed me. I wished I had that silver bar to throw at her.
Post race I stuffed my face with free watermelon, and my pockets with free builder bars. Aside from being manufacture on machines where dairy “may be present in traces”, these bars are vegan friendly and oh so delicious.
I grabbed six, but couldn’t wait to eat one. I’ll give you one guess as to which flavor is my favorite. Another race down, and one race away from Disneyland! Next week is my first 7miler..acckk!
Q: Do you ever bring sugar laden snacks to eat during workouts for a boost?