What I’d Do Differently

Today I went back to work after taking Monday off to relax. Of course, I am wearing my medal. 🙂

Breakfast Time

Yes, I am eating breakfast with my medal. 🙂

After some reflection, I know now what I would do differently next year if I do Reach the Beach.

1. Use sunscreen lip gloss. I realized too late that the Burt’s Bees chapstick I grabbed was NOT the one with sunscreen in it. Ooops.

2. I would start earlier so that I can enjoy the finish line festivities.

3. Drink more water. I refilled my water bottles at every rest stop, but I still feel like I didn’t drink enough water during the day.

4. Reapply sunscreen throughout the day. For some reason I did not reapply. I didn’t get sunburned thankfully but I need to be better about that.

5. Check a bag with a change of clothes, snacks and a blanket for the finish line. We realized this was a possibility after the fact, of course, and a change of clothes would have REALLY made a huge difference.

6. Don’t spit into the wind while biking. Even if you swallowed a bug. 😛

On another note, I decided not to run today at lunch. Besides the ugly weather (downpour, then clear skies, then more rain), I think I should rest my body. I haven’t taken a rest day since Reach the Beach.


13 responses to “What I’d Do Differently

  1. The Boyfriend

    And you’d ride a longer distance too!

  2. I would wear my medal every day. Enjoy your time off today.

  3. yay for wearing medals at meal times 🙂

  4. Oh my goodness, you’re such an amazing inspiration. I’m so glad I found your blog – it gives me hope.:-)

  5. Congratulations! And I love that you are wearing you medal at breakfast. The only medal I ever won was for the Science fair in 4th grade.

  6. The bug spitting line had me LOL!

  7. You look *beautiful* and *victorious* in that picture!

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