My gosh I was not suited to run a race this morning, but ended up having a great race and a really fun time with friends!!
Crossing the finish line neck-and-neck with Caitlin – you can’t even see her!!
And what on earth is that bulge coming out of my leg!?!? A new muscle created on this run!?
Our alarm went off at 5:20 – waaaaay too early. I had very little time to get dressed (if I were racing this for seriousness I would have planned to get up earlier and eat a full breakfast).
Caitlin saved the day and said to come on over and I could have a cup of coffee there. I need coffee before races! The caffeine really does make a difference.
Coffee was joined by a banana and a blob of Naturally Nutty Mocha Peanut Butter they sent for me to review a while back. AWESOMENESS!!
Had to say hello to Great Harvest!
Off go the strollers!
Then the speed demons!
Look for Emily!!
Casey blazed through in 26 minutes
Jen and Jeff ran together!! Speed demons themselves.
Caitlin and I ran miles 2-4 neck and neck!
I finished the race in 33:03 (Garmin time) and just about threw up a few times! Average pace of 8:14, which I am very pleased with!!! I thought the course was excellent – lots of uphills buttttt lots of downhills too. I stopped to walk up a monster hill at one point. And I was terribly dehydrated!!
Almost to the finish! You can see Caitlin getting ready to sprint up behind me. Oh no she didn’t!! We crossed at the exact same time! Her time was a bit better – we think she might have started at a different point than I did? We wanted to have the same time!
Michelle is a beast!!
Post race I was way too tired to take photographs! I took a sample of a sports drink and I think it gave me a mild "dumping syndrome" (too much sugar in the small intestines so the osmolarity changes and gives you major nausea). I eventually recovered with water.
And drank some of this delicious drink!
Jeff was hard at work! I’m going to be race girl someday 🙂
Took a bite of cinnachip
My gosh, Emily + Casey have really figure out a great thing here – Green Tea Pistachio Energy Bars!
Kelly brought delicious summer fruits
I didn’t have much of an appetite, but I ate anyways.
The doggins were a fun addition!
Thanks so much to Diana + Matt, our cheerleaders and photographers!!
A wild cat even joined the event
She must have seen the Davidson Wildcat 😉
I have been sick with worry over this lease (bursting into tears at random points) and we think we are taking a step back. Pressure and rush is never a good thing. I feel so much relief already. My stomach feels hungry for lunch! A good sign.