Anyway, back to Sunday. It was a chilly morning and the race started out well. Honestly, maybe a little too well. I felt like I was going out a little too fast and I felt a significant slowdown around the 3 mile mark. Um, that's a little early for a half marathon! It ended up being a slight slog of a long run- I almost refuse to call it a race based on my personal results. But it was useful to learn a few long-forgotten lessons about race nutrition and hydration. I've been doing a Whole 30 this month and I had inadvertently eaten really low-carb the day before so that was unhelpful. I also was dehydrated from the start which again, not ideal. I'm happy I learned these lessons in a low-key, pretty inexpensive race and now it's time to start figuring out what works for me during longer training runs so that I'm good to go next year.
After the excitement at the coffee shop, I headed home and had a really mellow afternoon. That evening, SMS and I headed to the comfy seats of the Shoreline Theater and watched Spectre. It was pretty entertaining. My favorite part was the helicopter acrobatic flying. It seemed to defy physics at times! I also really like Christoph Waltz. I do feel badly though that I only know him as a bad guy character, both in this movie and Inglorious Bastards. I will try to watch him in a good guy role although after quickly reading through his Wikipedia profile, it may be hard to find one!