Yesterday afternoon I got my Chocolate Milk Team Refuel gear on for the Las Vegas half marathon. I was nervous that I’d be cold so I went to Ross earlier for an undershirt.
The race started at 5:30PM so I tried to stall as long as possible inside to avoid the chilly air. I stayed at the Luxor which is right next door to the race start. Finally it was time to head down to get in line!
(photo source Meghann)
The race went by surprisingly fast – maybe because there was good company and so much to look at?! Maybe because I was running like a pimp was chasing me? I took a Gu at mile 7-ish and Cytomax or water at every stop. I did have to pee, but decided to hold it as long as I could. I ended up waiting until after the finish. Besides, I figured this wouldn’t be the first time I peed myself in Vegas…
We stayed together the whole race and just enjoyed it! I think this might be the most fun I’ve had in a race so far!! I’m very happy that my stomach cooperated too!
Our time was just under 2 hours – which I’m proud of considering the circumstances (photo source Anne)
Then, I met up with the other girls from Team Refuel for some post-race chocolate milk. Obviously, I was the last one to finish, so I had to wrestle SR for hers.
Normally I try to eat or drink something with protein and carbs within 30 minutes of a long run. Since I wanted to hang around after the race to talk this was perfect. I didn’t have to rush off for food! I guess today I’m Run, Drink, Repeat…
Ben got the Hangover omelet it was stuffed with French fries. Long life is over-rated. Eat fries in everything!!
We had planned on driving back last night, but when we got back to the room we were exhausted. So, we decided to sleep in Vegas and get up super early to drive home. I set my alarm for 5am and we were on the road within 30 minutes.
Pit stop at state line for an egg sandwich for Ben and a few bites for me.