|Candy Cane Girl ready to head out the door!|
|Love Mel's homemade shirt! So cute!|
Santa Runs Tacoma Video
We finally discovered where the costume contest judging was, but there were some great costumes so even though we were pretty darn cute I don't think we stood a chance! I thought it was great when a lady came over and asked if our group was a running club or just really cute- she thought Kim was our coach since she had on a black top! Too funny. Nope, not a running club- just super cute!
|The Gang (L-R): Kadie's daughter, Kadie, Me, Karla, Kim, Mel, Zoe, Kerrie, Alma! |
Not pictured- Jamie and Sybil
|Singing for our soldiers!|
|Zoe on the left, me in the middle- heading up the big hill at the beginning|
At the halfway point there was a snowman I didn't see, but I did see Mel and Kim go past on the other side, then Kerrie and Zoe right in front of me- I was slowly getting slower. My lungs were not happy, and I just could not take a good deep breathe- probably due to the cold air. But I was also quite warm at this point and was carrying my gloves and wishing I could rip the fleece hat off of my head! The sun peeked out and was blinding us as we closed in on 2 miles. I was trying with all my might to get my pace back down around 8 minutes but it just wasn't working. Suddenly this little guy was next to me on one of the hills- he looked at me and says "I hate hills"! I laughed and said "you and me both!" He was doing the 10K and I told him he was doing a great job -he was probably 7 or 8 years old. Gotta love those kids out there!
|There I am- being beat by a reindeer! And see the little guy in green behind me to |
the left? That's the kid I was chatting with.
|Almost there...almost done! My "tie" was flailing in the wind!|
|My focus face. Don't trip, keep running, don't trip, run fast...|
|Done- such a sunny day! |
Niko is signing up for a marathon in the background.
My official stats:
Mile 1- 7:36
Mile 2- 8:16
Mile 3- 8:35
Mile .1- 7:13
Official Chip Time: 25:20
Average Pace: 8:10
Overall Place: 139/1,041
Female Place: 39/690
Division Place (Female 30-34): 8/103
Can't wait to do this again next year!!!