So, instead of making this a report on why I am not happy about my race I am going to tell you the positives.
*I started and finished the race strong. My swim was much better. The last 5 miles of the run I found a bit of energy and finished feeling like a runner instead of just hanging on. This is an improvement from my first race in San Juan--solid.
*The volunteers were awesome. I was in a dark spot at the beginning of the run and just hearing them scream how awesome you were and saying things like "you rock" really did help.
*I made it to the start line and crossed the finish line. Things happened in between but at the end of the day, I finished what I started. This is always a good thing!
*I did not get blown over by the cross winds on the bike.
*My transitions were great. Except for the rock in my sock in T2. I took 5 seconds to dig that sucker out because I not running 13.1 miles with that underneath my foot---I was enough pain.
*Even though I shed a few tears in the middle of the run and yelled at my husband to please "say something positive to me" I really did enjoy myself on race day. Every step forward is a step in the right direction. Therefore, challenges on one day will help me down the road.
*I learned a lot.
Escape from Alcatraz is next on June 5.