for my good form running friends: notice the thumbs up! ha!
This year I ran it again; no rain and a little bit more running experience. Except for the fact that I decided an appropriate pre-run meal would be a large Mexican feast. I'm talking chips, spicy (eek) salsa, guacamole, refried beans, fajitas, cheese and more cheese. Topped off with a large Reese's Peanut Butter cup. Yes, they make them big.
Although I ran a good race (shaved 10 minutes off my time!), I did not feel well AT ALL. I could hear the strange noises my stomach was making through my blaring iPod. At one point I wasn't sure if I was going to lose said Mexican feast by way of my mouth or by way of...well...the other end. And let's just say I felt really sorry for the people running directly behind...well...my behind. The dairy farm may have smelled better. Phew.
Thank goodness I was smart enough to forgo the tequila and coronas. Then it would have been reallllly ugly.
Lesson learned for this weekend's race in Chicago: Skip any restaurant the night before the run with the name "El", "Dos", or "Ole" in it.