Thursday, November 24, 2011

So much to be Thankful for... However the 5k today...

The Good:  My knees have recovered.
The Bad:   My run wasn't there today.
The Ugly: I had to stop 1.2 miles in.

I went out way to fast, forgot to breate.  Mile 1 6:52.  I started to get light headed and couldn't breathe.  I had to stop.  I thought about quitting DNF a 5k.  I have finished so many long races, but I wanted to quit today.  I stopped and assessed myself and started to walk.  I walked long enough for my heart rate to come down.  Then I went into auto pilot, and ran the rest.  25:30.  I can live with that, and have a new rule.  Turkey Day races are for fun only.  I made some key errors going into this 5k.

1. I have run maybe 5 times in the past 3 weeks due to knee pain.
2. I did not reevaluate my fitness and adjust. Today was a 23 minute day.
3. I got swept up in the crowd and didnt run my race.
4. I didn't eat follow my pre race run this am.

That said; today was so much more about looking at my beatiful wife and daughters and knowing that God HAS blessed me so much.  They make me the person I am. The love, support, prayer, and energy I pour into them and they into me is what MATTERS.  The family's journey is the main journey.

The 5k is now a footnote.

Happy Thanksgiving,

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