Not the Brightest Bulb

standard April 30, 2016 Leave a response

I am not the brightest of people.

We ran the Note in the Pocket Sock & Undie 5k today, and that was my worst time ever. Okay, it was my fourth 5k, but still, it was a bad time.

Blog post on why Note in the Pocket is awesome.

The official race results haven’t been posted, but Runkeeper said I did the course in 45 minutes. My last 5k was 39 minutes.

In my defense, I wasn’t at my best, and I probably shouldn’t have run.

1. Sunday, Colby & I hiked the Sal’s Branch trail (2.8 miles) at the William B. Umstead Park in Raleigh. About 100 feet in, I tripped and slammed my thigh on an annoying root. Ow. I have a hand-sized bruise now – if you want to see it, click here (if you don’t mind pasty white skin and big-ass bruises!).

2. I donated blood on Wednesday and ended up going home from work early because I was woozy and dizzy and feeling wobbly. My friend Amy (a nurse-in-training) wasn’t happy with both me and the vampire van for how they stole my blood.

3. I have chronically low blood pressure and haven’t had enough sodium in the past few days. Yes, I’m one of those rare people who cardiologists tell to eat *more* salt.

Combine those with a slightly hilly course, well, Christy felt like she was going to throw up and/or pass out about a mile and a half into the race.

But hey, I finished it, and that’s what matters! I’m thinking of doing the Cord 5k with Amy in June, but this time, I’m actually going to train and eat plenty of salt beforehand.

Maybe.

Colby wasn't too thrilled to be running at 9 a.m.

Colby wasn’t too thrilled to be running at 9 a.m.

In other news, we close on the house on May 18! Already have a bunch of stuff packed, tons of ideas for decorating saved on our personal wiki, kitchen organization underway…

So I’ll be posting even less than usual until after we move, but I already have a few recipes I want to try out and post AND I have an idea for an entirely original cake (I hope it’s original). That’ll be a beast to make, but if I’m right, it’ll be delicious as hell.

This motivated me to run a bit faster.

This motivated me to run a bit faster.

Until next time!

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