We got there early, grabbed our swag and shirts and relaxed until race start. The Kid's 1K headed out first. O lined up near the front with a big smile. The race was open to 10 and under so she was one of the younger kids but stayed right with the older ones!
I know this course way too well, all the hills and when they will be coming! And I mean hills and lots of hills! The first 1/2 mile or so is flat so I pushed, chasing black shirt guy. Soon it was just him and I running. Mile 1: 6:35 oops! Can I keep this up? I know the hills are getting worse...
Soon I lost black shirt guy around some curves, We hit the turn around, now I could see how far my competition was behind! The first woman I passed on the way back was a good minute or more behind and young (later found out she was 13)! It was kind of fun running on out and back, lots of cheers as I passed. I was slowing, my hamstring was sore. I had no one ahead in site and no one near behind. Mentally I lost my fight...
|That is black shirt guy!|
|O and I with our awards!|
Hope everyone had a great weekend. Anyone else race? How did you spend Mother's Day?