Saturday, February 11, 2017
Miles for Meals 5K
The inaugural Miles for Meals 5K was held in Conroe this morning. They rented our club's clock and inflatable arch and I took them down and set them up. I had a rough night last night and was up many times. I had a little coffee before I left the house and my wife gave me a slice of toast to eat on the way down. I really felt weak, but wanted to try to run the race anyway. It did not start until 10 a.m., so it was pretty hot by then. During the last mile, I did something that I do not normally do in a race - walk. I finished in 44:24. I had to go sit down. Then, my vision started to go. I drank two bottle of water as quickly as I could. That cleared up the dehydration. From there, I drove down to Houston to pick up my packet for the Rhythm and Blues Half Marathon tomorrow. By then, I actually felt hungry. There was a McDonald's across the street, so I had a hamburger and fries. Later, I felt like I may lose it, but it stayed down. I made a decision this evening not to run the half marathon tomorrow. I have lost too much strength and I have never had a DNF. So, I will have to add another half marathon to my schedule next year.