Thursday, February 2, 2012

Best and Worst Races

As part of a getting to know you at team tough chic, we have been asked to blog about our best and worst races. This was a somewhat challenging question for me. I
was trying to decide what I considered obstacles that might make me classify a race as my worst or the positives that might make it be considered one of my best. So here goes...

Worst: a couple stand out for me. One being the haunted half marathon 2010. I remember being so excited for this race. My friends and I were dressed in pink shorts, tanks, with curly pig tails and ears. We were running as the 5 little pigs. I felt extremely well prepared and just knew I was going to run my goal time of 1:45. Needless to say, I missed it. By over two minutes. If you know me, you know I am not easily bothered. But for some reason, this race really got to me. As soon as I was done, I went to car and called Jason. And cried. (certainly not like me.) It took some encoragement and consolation to
get me to realize that this happens. I did however meet my goal time 4 months later in Disney!
Another race that has been horrific for me has been the cross Knox 10 miler. Not once but twice! Both times i have felt like my legs were made of cement. And it was hot. Boo!

Best- this is an easy one for me. I genuinely love our annual turkey trot that is held on thanksgiving morning. Several thousand people
Come out to start the day. It is awesome seeing so many people get involved with thier
families.ivy helps that this is where I
Hold my 5k pr too!
Iroan Louisville is by far one o my favorites! I try had the race of a lifetime. The stars aligned for me. I was by mo means the fastest. And certainly did not win any awards. But I had a blast.I can confidently say that I completed all three segments to the best of my abilities. And most importantly- I got to do it who some of the best people I know! I try believe the journey to the destination is as much fun as the destination itself!