With an official time of 72:15, I had my time at 71:10, but I had a potty stop at mile 2, and I stopped my watch for that, and the chip timer didnt , ( haha, I wish they did!) either way it was a good time for me, chip timer had me at an 11:39 min mile, a little slower than I wanted But, that just gives me a goal to beat for the next one!
It was POURING Rain Friday night when we went to pick up our race packets ( See photo) , and we just hoped and prayed that it wouldnt do that Saturday morning.
Saturday morning my alarm was set for 4:45, but when I woke up at 4 am , I stayed up, I knew I wouldnt be able to go back to sleep, so why bother? I took a picture of my stuff and ate my oatmeal
When I left to pick up Jenn, it was still raining, well it was misting, That I could handle, the birds were singing and that was a good sign. We got to Seattle in good time and found a place to park, then walked over to where the race began. Stood in the LOOOOONNNGG line for the bathroom, hoping that would do it, but it didnt, had to go again at mile 2. Ohh Took this picture before we left the car,
ok. Race started, it was a little cold, but it wasnt raining, so life was good! lots of people, so we didnt run side by side the whole time, Jenn usually talks to me to keep me from thinking about the ache in my legs, or something, And not having my music either, I had to resort to singing to myself. there were a few hills , but nothing like what Jenn had me training on, so it was fine, TONS of people stopped when they got to the hills and walked, this was about the only time that I passed anyone, lol. when we had about 1 mile left, we ran side by side and I told her she had to start talking, so she did, about stupid random shit that kept my mind off of it, we picked up our pace a little bit and she kept telling me how close we were to being done. once I saw the park I knew the end was in sight, I was so happy! then, right before we crossed the finish line There was my friend/group fitness instructor from the gym, Jenny with flowers , cheering for me!! what a NICE surprise!!! made me a little teary. (Jenny and I ran the 10k last Sunday together , cause Jenn was in Vegas.) After the race we walked to a bakery and had coffee and a piece of banana bread, yummy!
it was just so awesome, the whole thing, training for something and then actually doing it, was amazing.
Next one that I know I am doing isnt till September.
Life is Wonderful! have I said that lately??