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My mom and I ran the Human Race 5K again this year. I looked back at last year’s entry and saw I puked during it which I did today too. Looks like this could be an annual puke fest for me.
My sinuses have been completely clogged for the past two days and I knew this wasn’t going to be a good race. I actually was on my pace for the first mile at 7:47, but I was already wheezing. I dropped to a walk to take a hit on my albuterol inhaler and started running again. I walked two more times before the half way mark with more hits of inhaler. At mile two I was already behind pace at 16:43.
Shortly after that I puked. Again it was just dry heaves like last year, but it’s still the same bodily process. After that I knew I shouldn’t take another hit on my inhaler, so I dropped to walks a couple more times when I just couldn’t breathe. Still I finished in 26:04 just 14 seconds longer than last year’s time, but almost a minute longer than my April race this year. And here I’d been hoping to break 24 minutes finally.
Mom improved her standing this year taking 2nd in her age category. Last year she was 3rd. Her time was 31 something.