Sunday's race was great! I hit a new personal record and finished in 30:18 (avg. 9:46 min/mile). My first mile was also a PR for one mile--9:08. (By comparison, last year I ran this race in 32:03 and weighed 158 pounds.)
It was an overcast, sprinkly day. In the low 60s, and even though it was humid, it wasn't hot and the occasional sprinkles really helped keep things cool. There were over 18,000 people there. I love the Race for the Cure. Such hope & energy.
One bummer--I got some major chafing on my right inner thigh. But for a good reason. My shorts are too big. Yep, my size Medium Champion biker shorts are too big. They don't cling to my legs like they used to and so they road up and my chub rub (which I will likely always have) rubbed too much. That's the first time I've ever had serious chafing, and now I know why runners protect themselves with Body Glide so heavily.
I put glide on my feet & my under arms, but didn't do my thighs because it was a short race and I hadn't had any problems with my shorts during my 8 miler on Saturday (of course, I ran that a LOT slower--avg. was 12:00 min/mile), so didn't even think about my legs. I'll sure remember to do my thighs next time.
And I'm going to get smaller shorts.
I also need to buy another thing of Body Glide. It took about 8 months, but I finally finished off my first stick of glide. Should I have it bronzed? hahahaha.
Today is day 19 on the crack diet. Seriously, I am amazed that I am still on plan. I am not having cravings. I am not eating at night. I have plenty of energy again, and my clothes are definitely getting looser. I am wearing my khakis that just a few months ago looked horrible on me. Today they are almost too big. I have to wear a belt with them so the butt isn't all saggy.
Today is also a carb down day, which means my body is going shopping for fat. And it also means tomorrow is another carb up day. Love. this. diet.