Of course, the best part of a race vacation is coming home and opening your suitcase to the fermented odor of clothes that have been trapped with your putrid, disgusting running clothes for a few hours. It’s one of those times you feel compelled to put your laundry in the washing machine and perform an exorcism because only the power of Christ is getting rid of the smell. You know your vacation priorities have changed when you wish you had a villa in Disney World because those have washer/dryers and wouldn’t that be amazing?! YOU CAN DO LAUNDRY IN YOUR ROOM ON VACATION! The pinnacle of luxury.
My favorite characters on the Wine & Dine course were Katherine and Danielle. They’re both pretty awesome, Danielle insists on doing push ups with the green army man and Katherine went to the meet up so she’s basically a runDisney celebrity now and in my eyes she doesn’t need a skirt to sparkle.
The Wine & Dine again left me in pain–by the 10k mark my IT band and knee were killing me and I couldn’t walk without a lot of knee pain afterwards. I even spent 40 minutes just sitting at the medical tent after getting ice saran wrapped to my knee. (FYI there was a really good looking medical tent volunteer who can saran wrap my knees anytime.)
I learned some valuable lessons. That some people can bounce back from a marathon really quickly and run the next weekend and maybe even do another marathon the next day and that I am not one of those people. I learned that wearing a winter hat in Florida in November is not that good of an idea. I also learned that “moisture wicking fabric” is a load of crap. Everything was soaking wet for hours and I should’ve brought a change of clothes. (Another lesson I learned!)