|Water Display on the water at mile 5 .|
So YES I just did a 13.1 mile run at Long Beach... normally this is not a BIG of a deal BUT this is my first 13.1 mile run since May as I have suffered from Chronic Achilles Tendinitis even putting a halt to my cycling and mainly Hiking and swimming have maintained fitness.
So below is a quick account of my days leading up to the run...
1. Helped as I do every October with Kool N Fit booth spraying runners and educating them on the fantastic benefits of using Kool n Fit
3. ALL day Saturday I was on the sofa with my foot in a boot or on ice,
SO I stood in wave 3 finally made it to the start line and began to jog.
It was a great day to run, I felt happy ... I felt like an athlete again!!!! I just love to run and do competitions my pink brooks leggings were soaked in Kool N Fit spray, I had my Hammer gels and was chugging along carefully as not to aggravate my tendon.
I saw so many friends out there some were running ,, some were cheering the views were great, I did get too hot and had to stop while I took off an extra layer but it did not matter,, I was having fun, I drank water at the aid stations washing down a Hammer gel, I loved the bike path on the beach, the last 3.5miles are on the road heading back to Long Beach convention center so many people cheering I just kept jogging and stopped a few times to say hi to friends and was sprayed down at mile 10 with Kool n Fit.. The finish line came up and I did get a call out not often I run with a pink Turtle...
I looked at my polar Monitor and a huge smile came across my face... an unexpected time of 1hour 56 mins not bad for no running! and an injured foot I will take that any day!!
A HUGE thank you to #koolnfit for their excellent sprays and letting me represent them for 9 years at Long Beach!
I fueled on Hammer Nutrition the new Fully charged is amazing and I took Hammer gels and recovered with recoverite. I use an M600 Polar Monitor which kept my heart rate in check.
JUST SO HAPPY TO FEEL LIKE AN ATHLETE AGAIN AFTER SO MUCH HEART ACHE WITH MY ACHILLES TENDON>
|Before the race all smiles with Kool n Fit|
|Annie and I at mile 9 looking for Steve.|
|HA HA I LOVE THIS PICTURE AND THE PHOTO BOMBING!!Thomas Zaide and crew|
|Selfie mile 5.|
|YES I found Steve Harvey!!|
|Saw Gary at Mile 3|
|All smiles before during and after the race|
|Viet a finisher of Vietnams 70.3 !!|
|Just a great couple!! Kool n Fit.|