Race Day!! ~ Indy MINI 2014
Wake-up alarm sounded at 6. I contemplated whether or not to have a THRIVE shake before the race…so, I met in the middle and made a mini Shake! I used only almond milk and frozen strawberries (left out the yogurt…dairy) and only added 1/2 the THRIVE packet.
The corrals were a mad-house once I got to down-town Indy. I had intentions of meeting up with a few other runners once I got to my start corral; however, with the thousands and thousands of people everywhere, I could not manage to find them. As my corral started moving to the start-line, I had to get a different mind-set when I realized I was going to be solo for 13.1 miles. A first for me! Every doubt ran through my mind in those last minutes before crossing the start line. I was definitely worried about making it 13 miles without anyone next to me for motivation. With one minute to go before the clock started, I got-it-together. I started thinking about the positives and told myself to make the best of it!!
Finish time: 1:55:34. Goal time: 1:58:00 ~ Goal = Met…Whoop whoop!
Overall, the run was better than expected. It was my best experience at the Indy MINI yet. The weather was perfect, the legs were fresh, and the mind-set was ‘I GOT THIS!’ throughout the entire race (after I got over the starting line!!)
Once I crossed the finish-line, I munched on:
Mini CLIF Bar: Chocolate Chip ~ it tasted AWESOME!!
After snapping a few pics, changing clothes, and resting under a shade tree for a bit, it was time to grab some celebratory eats for re-fueling. We decided on a small restaurant located in downtown Indy called Bru Brothers.
Gorgonberry Salad: It had Gorgonzola cheese + Craisens, bacon, house dressing, and topped with DELICICOUS grilled chicken.
The salad was the perfect choice. It hit.the.spot. So did the big glass of H2O I ordered. I think I was more thirsty than hungry, really.
Dinner tonight was not quite as healthy as lunch. I am staying at my sister’s for the weekend, and they had a Pacer Party this evening to watch the game. I filled up on veggies and ranch dip made with Greek yogurt, then made my plate (s):
Taco Dip with Tortilla Chips (2 helpings of this)
Hot Chicken Bites (4), Pasta Salad (delish!), Fresh Fruit, and a Mini Carrot Cake Muffin (3…two followed this first one!)
And because I burned roughly 1500 calories on the RUN this morning (can I get a whoop whoop!!), I am not too worried about my eats today. Running 13.1 entitles you to enjoy what you want for a day, I suppose.
That made tonight a GUILT-FREE Wine Night! ~ I enjoyed a nice glass of Cabernet Souvignon…two, actually.
Overall, it was the best Saturday I have had in long time! I am happy with my finish and the fact that I achieved my goal. Now, what next? I will sleep on that.
Have a great weekend. Be sure to keep your eats healthy & get in at least one good sweat-session!!
Until next time ~