So anyway, here goes the recap!
Sam and I headed over nice and early to pick up our kits...I know I read online that kit pickup was only until 8 so clearly we were there at 7:40 for a race that began at 9! LOL. Kit pickup did not end at 8 as an FYI. ;)
I thought that in true blogger fashion I would capture as many moments for my readers and went on a little photo spree.
|The finish chute!|
A guy who juggles while he runs! Heads up: He ran a sub 39 minute 6 miler while juggling!
Start line selfies.....if only I didn't look like I had ten chins here...lol.
|LOL I am just noticing that man's head between Sam's and my face!|
|Kim's in the pink tank and headband ^|
The shot below was during the first lap I'm pretty sure since there were so many people around. Because we were mixed with the runners doing the 2 miler it thinned out quickly. There were 301 people taking part in both events!
|Tim Chesnutt comes out to many local events and snaps stellar shots of the runners. Thanks Tim!|
I cannot explain what is going on with my facial expression in the photo below so I won't even try...lol.
and here I am again... apparently deep in thought, lol.
Grabbing my Popsicle stick at the finish line!
My official time was 45:37 and I managed 2nd woman overall. :) I could see the first place women for pretty much the entire run and I really wanted to push the pace at times and see if I could catch her, but I knew I'd regret it...especially with my planned 20 miler for the next day and the Maritime Race Weekend Half the next weekend!!! So tempting though...lol.
Look at the cute medal!
I snuck over to check out the results as they were being filled in...lol.
A lovely sight for some hungry finishers!
|Hello Red Velvet with Cream cheese Icing! :D|
This 86 year old puts us all to shame. Look at her finishing 6 miles!!!
I was super excited when the horses rode by! p.s. The lady with her arms folded in the blue tank won. :)
We are too cool for school. ;)
No wait, Lola is too cool for school in my free Buff. ;)
20 miles can be intimidating for me. In a weird way I love pushing myself to go that far though. I actually had a lot of time to think on the run today, a lot! One thing that stuck out to me was how much I enjoy running long and how after a marathon is over I always miss that part of the training since it is necessary to scale down and take some time off from distance. Well, that is unless you are Dean Karnazes, but I think we can safely say I am NOT! LOL.
|Ready to run!|
The weather today was cloudy with a spit of rain here and there. Perfect weather for running evidently so since I saw a katrillion other runners along my route. :)
Can we just talk about how awesome the Salted Water Melon Gu is for a sec??? Like hello! Why don't we have this at our Running Room Stores??? Sam brought me this one back from her Boston trip and I immediately wished I'd asked her to pick up a box of them after I ate it today.
Not paying attention I ran slightly over 20 miles...lol.
2nd 20 miler down, 1 more to go!
Any running stories from the weekend you'd like to share?
Are you running in the Maritime Race Weekend? If so what distance??? I'm doing the Tartan Twosome 5k and 1/2 just like last year's 5k and 1/2 Marathon!