I know I posted this pic on my Shut Up and Run Facebook Page, but had to post it here too because I am just that full of myself. The smile on my face shows how I felt throughout the race with the exception of when I thought my colon would explode. I’m in my bliss right here:
Photo courtesy of my friend Jennifer – www.artemisphotography.com
You guys crack me up. I barely had time to wipe the sweat off my brow and rinse my undies after the 70.3 race when you all asked, “What is next?” and “Are you going to do a full Ironman?”. Of course these are questions I’ve already asked myself! Do you all read minds for a living?
We age group athletes are an inspired and over-achieving bunch. It’s all about that next goal, the next race, the next PR. Don’t get me wrong: it doesn’t mean that we are out rightly killing ourselves all the time (don’t be a Dumb as Shit Athlete – DASA), but it does mean we always have – tucked back in the recesses of our brains – what our next attempt is going to be.
I’m going to avoid the “full Ironman” question for now, but I will fill you in on my next race. I have a half marathon on Saturday – the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half. I usually wouldn’t race back to back weekends, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.
A couple of weeks ago, I became a member of Team Refuel, associated with Refuel with Chocolate Milk. I’ve long been drinking chocolate milk as a recovery drink (perfect when you need quick protein, but your stomach doesn’t want solid food), so when I met these guys at the Health and Fitness Bloggers Conference, it was a match made in heaven. They invited me to race this weekend as part of Team Refuel, along with Running Yogini.
This is from their website:
The cool thing about Team Refuel is they are looking for more team members. They are giving out grants to individuals ($250) and groups ($500) to help pay for race entry fees, etc. You will also receive training gear. Interested? Apply HERE and join the team!
Anyone else racing this weekend? This will be my third year doing this race. I am really not gunning for a PR, just out there to enjoy the amazing scenery (it starts in the mountains at about 9,000 feet) and to be with friends.
I like to run like I’m about punch someone in the face.
What’s your favorite recovery drink/food? Mine is obviously chocolate milk, but I always crave eggs. This is sometimes not pretty if you know what I mean.