Yes, I am blogging at 10:00 on Saturday night. No, I have not given up drinking. My dog is sick and I need my wits about me incase he needs to be whisked to the doggie ER. Good mommy.
Before I say too much let me be honest about something: I did not train well for this race, but I have a good explanation. Not an excuse, just an explanation!
This is a whole other blogpost unto itself, but lifting heavy weights in prep for a bikini competition and doing long distance training runs is counterintuitive. Running really lengthens and a primary purpose of my being for the past four months has been to beef up my shoulders, legs and of course butt as best as I can. Slowly I have been able to accomplish this (accomplish being relative to the amount of ass I had about six months ago), more so since I quit with the excessive running. When the NY marathon was cancelled in November due to that evil bitch Sandy, I was free to reduce my running to three short runs a week just for cardio and calorie burn. So I had put in some good training a while back…
So, my first “race” since hip surgery! One year and four months ago my leg was out of my hip socket and I was having bone surgery, a labral debridement and repair, and got some nice hardware in my right hip.
…THIS DRAFT WAS SAVED ON APRIL 6TH! BAD BLOGGER! BAD, BAD, BLOGGER!
Well, a LOT has changed in my life since I forgot to finish this blog post and gave up blogging entirely for a bit. The aforementioned doggie passed away, I sold all my stuff and moved from LA to NYC via awesome road trip. What? Right. I have some blog catching up to do! I will post tomorrow after I register for classes. (What? Classes? Aren’t I too old to be in school?)
Let me just close out commentary on the Hollywood Half Marathon by saying I didn’t think I was putting out and I logged 7:30 per mile and got 2nd, 18th overall. I don’t remember much else, but my friend Gina and I had fun and Fabian the photographer snapped a pretty dope pic of a gal happy to be back in fighting shape.