The entire day I didn’t feel very good, I started to get nervous for the run. At the end of the afternoon it started getting hot so I started to get worried. I don’t run that well when it’s hot.
K. had dinner at our place before we went and we left at 6.30 pm for the starting point, this was about 10 minutes from home so we were there on time. We picked up our starting numbers and then we waited till we could start.
Our run started at 7.35 pm and right from the start I knew I’ve made a mistake. I started to fast, I let myself carried away by the other runners. I had a hard time finding my own pace and looking back I never got it during the run.
I was supposed to run 7.5K, three rounds of 2.5K. The first 2.5K I passed the finish line at 16 minutes what was fast for me. But in the second 2.5K it all started going wrong. I became overwhelmed with the heat, I felt dizzy and decided to walk for a minute or so. I tried again to run but had 2 walk two more times. I just couldn’t do it. Halfway the second 2.5K I decided that I would stop at 5K and so I did.
Afterwards I was so angry and disappointed in myself. I’ve trained for this, I knew I could do it and still I failed. I’ve been grouchy all night.
Today I’m still not very happy with what happened last night but made some decisions and try to see things positive:
– I’ve made a Dutch girl gets healthy plan which I put in my weekly weight challenge and will update every week.
– I am going to train hard next month for my 10K.
– I am going to run the 10K on September 27th and I am going to finish it. Even if this means that I have to crawl across the finish line.
– Positive: I did finish the 5K in 36.18 which is almost 1.5 minute faster than my last run in June and I walked three times.
I’m so proud of my friend K. She finished in 40 minutes which means she’s going to run the 10K under an hour! You rock girl!
Some pictures of yesterday:
K. and I before the start
Passing through at 2.5K
Finish at 5K