So, today we did a 10km race. My goal was to beat my omni boyfriend
(love him to bits), ideally in a time below 53 min.
He had trained
semi-hard. 5 years ago in the same race he did 48min something. I did
59, was eating omni and weighed 12kg more than now.
So omni Paul
(fuelled on breakfast cereal and protein shake) and 811(Porsche?)rv Eva
(fuelled by 12-date-date-orade) line up at the starting line. We say
good luck and off we go, Paul starting slightly ahead of me.
tried not to lose sight of him and noticed that his pace was quite
doable. My training pace for 10km had been 11.11km/h, this was slightly
faster. So I decide to stick to his pace, about 2m behind him. At first I
tried to hide so that he wouldn't notice. At the first turnaround point
(a little "out and back" bit), I even hide behind others, but at some
stage he noticed. Thankfully he didn't try and go faster. So I trot
along, always a couple of steps behind him, carefully making sure that I
can keep the pace.
I kept telling myself that I can do it, I can
When we approached the finish area, he sped up, trying
to shake me off. Gosh, it was a hard b*tch pacing to that finish. It
was still to far away for a sprint, but then, the last 20m, I gave it
all I had left and crossed the line first :-).
I felt absolutely
victorious. I had to stop and get myself back together while dearest
boyfriend 'collapsed' at the fence. I said "I beat you!" and kissed him
Well, we didn't know the exact time yet and I got a bit
worried about the net time of the transponder.
But I have been able
to look it up. And guess what...We
friggin finished in exactly the same time. Both of us finished in
How can that be??? I should have pressed more at the end,
but nevertheless I still feel victorious because
- I crossed the
finish line first (and that's what really matters)
- I have shorter legs
- I am above him in the
- I came 12th of female finishers (he came 70 of males).
yeah, bananas and dates and me - we
all rock :-)
And he said he was very proud of me for kicking his butt, that means a lot coming from him.
Just wanted to share this :-)
P.S.: The lesson in this? Omni/SAD sucks. Eating animals or their products sucks. Having a pure, clean body that we love, appreciate and look after - rocks!!! And 80-10-10 (low fat raw vegan) is the optimal diet for health, happiness, and performance :-)