I almost missed it this year because I was on maternity leave for three months. Fortunately, I came back just before the cut-off date.
The weather on the day wasn't as nice as it was the last two times I participated. Apparently it's the first time in years that the weather wasn't bright and sunny. At least it didn't rain during the event - that would have been annoying because I had another (family) event to attend afterwards.
The results were published this morning and I got...
The "competitive" side of me can't help but feel a bit disappointed at being 12 minutes slower than last year - especially when you consider the fact that I was 14 weeks along at the time so I was holding back on purpose.
The "rational" side of me knows that the result was fitting consider: (1) I took a break from high-impact exercise for a couple of months, (2) I'm not able to attend all the group fitness classes I used to attend, (3) I didn't do as much outdoor jogging in the weeks leading to the event like the previous years (4) I was placed in the Yellow group this year which meant more people to trip over - which I ended up doing. Have a scraped knee as a souvenir.
Pending any "unplanned" events, maybe I can achieve my goal of breaking 80 minutes next year :)
Two days on, my legs are still complaining to me. It's amazing how many stairs I actually climb on a day-to-day basis when I have to stand there and think about it...