4 minutes ago
I didn't realize it until I got home, but I came within 4 seconds of beating my PR at the Kingman Monsoon Madness 5k. I went into the race with no expectations... I had a bout of food poisoning a couple days ago after eating a questionable sausage, I had worked all night, I hadn't done many 5k specific workouts, I was running low on caffeine because I had to go to sleep afterwords...I was showing up just to put in work and support the Kingman Running Club and the Kingman High School cross country teams. I felt pretty bad at the start, but that's because I was trying to keep up with all the speedy guys at the front. Once I saw I couldn't keep up, I evened out my pace and just focused on my breathing. Then I realized my heart rate was dropping and knew I had room to push myself...I kept my focus on my breathing and just started to power through my burning legs, and kept telling myself to go faster not slower. And it worked! I crossed the finish line feeling great, and am glad I didn't listen to all the excuses in my head telling me I should take it easy. Of course when it came time for a picture my medal was backwards, lol.
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