I was lucky enough to win a free race entry into the Famous Toastery American 4 Miler on July 4th. There are a couple of reasons why I shouldn't have run this race ... I was still on antibiotics for my sinus infection (ie. hacking up a lung) AND I didn't have my pre-race cheeseburger the night before.
I made it to the race with time to spare; I parked 1/2 mile away at the nearby middle school and took my time walking over. I wasn't feeling all that motivated to race and had a feeling I wouldn't be setting any PRs that morning.
I didn't even make it to the 3 mile mark when I began to text Ryan. I told him I wasn't feeling well and that I was stopping to walk. A side effect from my sinus infection medication was DIARREHEA. Boy oh boy did I have to poop. I continued walking the course as I coughed up all sorts of green and yellow grossness.
I finally crossed the finish line in 36:14 minutes, by far my slowest 4 miler time ever. Although I was disappointed I didn't run faster, I was surprised that I actually finished the race. I could've veered off course and found a shorter way to my car but instead I suffered through the 4 miles. How noble of me right? Wrong. I should've skipped the race and gotten healthy. You live and learn I suppose.
Run For Your Life always puts on a great race and the Famous Toastery American 4 Miler was no exception.
Did anyone else race during the holiday weekend? Any fun patriotic running stories?