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Charlottesville 10 Miler and Egg Coloring

Above: Easter egg coloring we accomplished earlier this week

What a glorious day!!

I'm happy to report that Nick and I finished our 10 Miler. Nick did really well again achieving a 8:00 minute mile pace. He said he felt like he was going to puke at mile 3 but managed to overcome it and hit it hard the rest of the way. I wish I was such a masochist, but alas, I am not.

I did not push myself to the point of wanting to puke but I did push. I was doing great until mile 8, accomplishing a 10 minute mile at that point. Then I hit a wall and try as I might, I slowed down quite a bit. If I ran like Nick there is no reason I shouldn't have been able to accomplish that, but I am a wuss. I wish I could report our chip times (I'm guessing it'd be about 10:45 miles which isn't terrible for the hilly terrain and the lack of winter training) but unfortunately there seems to be some sort of glitch in the system and the gun and chip times are showing as the same. I know it took me at least a minute to cross the start line so I'm disappointed I can't see my actual time. Oh well!
(***Update, they fixed it (apparently they uploaded the wrong file and my chip time was 10:48 miles... NOT cool.)

After our race I had no energy, but we managed to get out with the kiddos to try a local Easter egg hunt. The kids had such a blast. I will publish another post soon with some photos. Ladybug was ridiculously fast. We caught her more than once taking green eye's eggs when he wasn't looking. After that, we came back home for the kids to take a nap and then ran back out together for dinner alfresco. Oh Spring, how I love thee!


Aliceson said…
Your eggs look great and congrats on finishing and pushing through your race!

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