I had a half marathon this morning that is about 63 miles away in Fontana, CA. Since I had to pick up my packet and catch a bus to the start, I set my alarm for 3:45am. I crawled into bed right around 10pm.
A few minutes later Ben stumbles in the door from Happy Hour/Going Away party for a co-worker. He had a
few ton too many adult beverages. Long story short I was kept up ALL NIGHT by the peaceful sounds of an ocean breeze my “roommate” barfing. I wonder if I can evict him on these grounds?
As soon as we got to the race Ben fell asleep in the driver seat and I was on my own. No, I didn’t write on his face while he was passed out but I considered it.I grabbed my packet, returned it to the car and caught a bus to the starting line.
The Fontana Half Marathon starts at a campsite 2,150 feet up in elevation from the finish. So, it was a lot colder at the start then where I left the car and I didn’t take my sweatshirt. It took me a long time to warm up once we got going too.It was FREEZING! Their slogan “Run Like The Wind” is right – it was super windy too!
Since I just ran a half marathon where I went “all out” on Monday I wasn’t sure what my legs could do today. I hoped to PR again because it’s such an easy course, but knew that might not happen given the lack of sleep and tired knees.
I know this is an “easy” course, but since I’m built more like a
manatee lion than a gazelle I think it just evens the score. Some might say this isn’t fair or advise to put an asterisk by the time, but if we’re going to start doing that – I’m going to put an asterisk by all my races times with *over 150 pounds and still got this time…
I grabbed a piece of bagel and a chocolate Zico before heading back to the car where my roommate was still recovering from his hangover.
and a Cinnamon Brioche roll with vanilla icing.
Question: What’s your favorite pastry?
I love muffins and cinnamon rolls and donuts (but nothing with crème filling). Oh and, Ben and I spent way too long discussing Cinnabun over breakfast…