On a whim, I added a few songs to my iPod Shuffle right before the race. I really like having a new song pop up, sometimes it can bring a lot of energy to a run. Of course, sometimes it can suck, too, but that's what the skip button is for. My new totally favorite running song is now, "Everything is AWESOME!!!" from The LEGO Movie. This song is hilarious! What struck me as particularly apropos during the race was when they are listing awesome things and one of them is allergies. Ha! Well, that's a very positive way of looking at things, I suppose.
One of the better perks of running the Modesto Half Marathon is the free race photos. I love it when RDs do that! Especially when I look this "AWESOME!!!" You would never know that I could barely breathe during this race from the huge smile on my face.
|This was pretty early on. I think everybody was still smiling for these.|
|Those gloves are full of snot.|
|And that guy behind me with whom I am unintentionally color-coordinated is my imaginary friend. We passed each other SO many times! I wish I'd had the lung power to talk with him.|
|Anybody looking for a chicken wing? I got a coupla them right here!|
|PW? What PW??|
This week's running has been going exceptionally well, in spite of still being all full of mucous. I'm just going slow and enjoying the miles because the AR50 is one week from today! *gulp!*