Slice Count: 6 (3 large slices of HomeRun pizza + 3 slices of California Pizza Kitchen barbeque chicken pizza)
Exercise: Ran 13.1 miles + 1 mile walk (car was 0.5 miles away) - first time exercising since Tuesday, yikes
Cost: ~$5 (frappuccino)
How I feel generally: Excited for my first time to Central America and to a coffee farm!
How my tummy feels: Let's just say everything is going straight through
Extras: One coffee, one Starbucks green tea frappuccino (I consumer too many non-water beverages), small handful of jelly beans, two bananas, one slice of watermelon, 3 orange quarters, one Clif nut butter bar, one Kashi granola bar
Not drinking water the day before this race was a huge mistake. I knew that but I don't like to drink water when I'm flying because I hate airplane bathrooms. Then I had to drive, so I still didn't drink much water. Anyway - here's what happened: I did great for the first 10 miles of the half. My body was like, "YAY we get to run again!" after not exercising for several days. However, it started to object as the race wore on. My body was talking to me, like, "Molly, wtf, you can't drag me around another country for several days without exercising or drinking much water and then drag me up here to run 13 miles!" Yeah, I didn't feel great around mile 10/11. My time was 75 minutes (1 hour 15 mins) at Mile 10, which is an average of 7:30 mins/mile pace, and then everything started to go downhill from there except for the race course, unfortunately. I cramped up really badly, especially my calf muscles, and ended up kind of PE shuffling my way to the finish line for the last 5 kilometers. My final time was 1 hour 49 minutes. Oh well. I guess I'll have to get a half-marathon PR on a week when I didn't just travel to a developing country and when I'm actually hydrated.
Sorry about the photo, by the way - I was so hungry that I forgot to take a picture of the frozen California Pizza Kitchen pizza until I'd already eaten some.
Molly is a fourth-year Ph.D. Candidate in Food Science, specializing in Sensory Science. In her free time, she enjoys conducting strange food experiments on herself, musing about graduate school, anything involving exercise and sports, friends, and PIZZA.