Happy Sunday Readers and bloggers. How are you all doing?
Me… I’m laying on the couch fighting the urge to nap and eat ALL the food.
Yesterday was Brazen Racings Tarantula Run…a new running event for Brazen Racing.
Held at a reservoir, the run was a tiny bit hilly but not so bad. I don’t think I saw one tree though…so to be honest this new course was my least favorite of all the trails Brazen utilizes.
The started the races with a Spider Scramble. A tiny loop course designed for the littlest of little kids. Those are always fun to watch. Race director Sam dressed up as a tarantula and ran with the kids. Unfortunately and “surprisingly” the Tarantula just couldn’t keep pace and came in last place.
I really wasn’t feeling the race at all. I didn’t sleep the night before for more than an hour. My ankle hurt and I was in a pretty grumpy mood. But I had on my spider socks, so that was promising.
One of the issues I’m having currently is that I use running to keep me sane. It really helps with my anxiety levels and when I cannot run – I literally feel like I’m going to crawl right out of my skin! With all my added stress lately, I’m going insane. And it’s making me very grumpy.
I walked the first mile with my sister and her friend who was pushing a stroller. It felt like the longest mile ever. Not because I didn’t enjoy the company, but because I wanted so badly to run.
My mind started thinking about everything I have on my plate right now and I started to feel overwhelmed. I walked ahead of my sister and her friend because my eyes started to tear up. I reached the top of a hill, and started to jog down it….because my tears started to fall.
I grabbed water at the aid station and then just went off. Walking wasn’t helping me mentally. But jogging wasn’t helping me physically. It’s a rock and a hard place.
I finished my race on about 52 ish minutes. I grabbed some snacks and waited for the others to come in.
I’m now being refered to a podiatrist. Hopefully this will help. Everything feels so off balance right now. I need something to turn around.
In the mean time the Brazen Streak continues.