I know the language of “girl” exists, I just don’t speak the language.
I have never had a manicure or a pedicure. I cut my own hair. Jewelry? Not for me. I guess you could say, I am not very stylish.
Where am I most comfortable? In my running clothes and shoes!
And not pink ones at that.
I am running again after my Rock N Roll Half Marathon this past Sunday. I have been able to get 2, 5 mile runs in the past 2 days. I am still a little tired, I am still a little sore. But I am stretching and working my sore body back into feeling good.
I tried and trained so hard to chase down the ghosts that haunt me from this race, as I talk about here in Running Ghosts.
Come race day, the humidity was awful and once again I missed my goals. Was I bummed? A little, but I got to race and had a blast as I talk about here in I Love to Rock N Roll.
I trudged through peanut butter on race day, in air you could not breathe in, feeling like I was carrying sacks of potatoes. I gave it everything I had. About half way through the race I could wring my shirt out. But I didn’t, and kept going forward as fast as I could.
Come mile 13, the race camera crew are always on a platform above the course. There are other camera crews around the course, but I didn’t see them. The platform camera crew was the only crew I saw. So I gave them a big smile and wave of Runner’s Joy.
The Rock N Roll Half Marathon is in the late summer/early fall for my area. Not a time to be setting a Personal Record (at least not for me). But I do set a goal time for each race. I have never met the goal time I have set. Doesn’t matter. I am still having a blast!
No glitz or glamour for me. I am a sweaty running girl. And yes, I am already registered for the Rock N Roll in 2017. Gonna set another goal and chase those sweaty ghosts again!