well, it's been quite a little adventure up here at vineman 70.3...most races, you factor in your plan for the swim, bike, run, and nutrition....in my case, i had an added "medication plan"...(pre race afrin and ibuprofen, mid race dayquil, bento box full of tissues and halls cough drops). YUCK! that's okay, we take what we get, right?
i'm not going into the race report right now because i got no sleep last night thanks to my wonderful clogged head and chest and i need to rest up to go wine tasting! (kind of ironic- wine tasting when i can't taste!)
but, overall, the race was AWESOME! i made the best of it and went for it. mind over matter style :) . had fun out there (being sick gives you an excuse to have fun and be good to yourself instead of smash yourself for 5 hrs and that's what i did!) i made friends on the course (yeah sergio!), enjoyed wine country and finished in 5:11:59- a time i would have been stoked about for my first half, regardless of sick or not. i was 14th/81 in my AG and just 2 minutes away from 6th. 2nd run split for my AG (1:33).
my parents were amazing spectators (they popped up 3 times on the bike course!) and james was fantastic as usual ( i think he gets the thumbs up from the parents for sure)....
so, full race report and post-race relaxing report to come in an day or two. thanks for all the well wishes!