|Sprinting to the finish with my hubby. I love how we are in step but on opposite legs!|
On Saturday there was the option to pick up our race packets so we headed down to Olympia, arriving right around noon when the race expo started. It was a nice setup with several vendors including Running Skirts, south sound running, One More Mile and plenty of others. I always try to get my race packet before the race- there is just something about having everything put together that settles my nerves. Plus my grandma lives in Olympia so we made the trip worth our time by having lunch with her afterwards. After we got home we packed the kids up and headed to drop them off at my best friends house in Puyallup- they would be staying the night there since the race started at 7:45am! So early.
|At our house before heading to the race. Notice the lack of rain! And how I |
coordinated my outfit to match my flowers.
|My ninja hubby ready to hit the road!|
|Sylvester park about 20 minutes before the race started. Not raining yet!|
|We are ready!|
Mile 1- 9:56 ~weaving through the crowd
Mile 2- 10:17~by the marina
Mile 3- 10:27~there was a hill here. i swear there was!
Mile 4- 10:37~pretty houses
|Doesn't everyone have this much fun running? |
Will was spelling out mom- it was his mom's bday!
|Indeed, I have perfected my smile/wave at the photographer! Note the only dry part of my vest is under my arm. Isn't that a little backward???|
Mile 5- 11:11~realize my shoe is too tight. stop to fix it twice!
Mile 6- 10:54~took my first gel
Mile 7- 9:48~a little bit of speed here. must have been the beer bribe!
Mile 8- 10:41~I love mile 8. only 5 to go!
Around mile 11 there was this woman running near me and she was making a point to run through all of the large puddles she could find. She was actually splashing me with water and I was trying not to stare and/or give her a dirty look but really? Why would you do that? She finally crossed over to the other side of the road where the water was deeper and continued her splashfest. Yes, we were all soaking wet by that point but I was still trying to avoid intentionally stepping into puddles!!
Mile 9- 10:19~super duper wet. waiting for the big hill
Mile 10- 10:57~big hill is not so bad
Mile 11- 11:01~took my second gel
Mile 12- 10:31~starting downhill a bit
Mile 13- 9:30~last mile finding a bit of speed
Mile .14- :57 (6:54 pace!)~we were sprinting to the finish!
|I think this is how he really felt!|
We didn't stick around very long- we were just sooo wet and cold, and it was still raining so we decided to hit the road and find some lunch before getting the kids back. I am happy and thankful to be able to share running with my hubby. And now this finish time can replace my old PWT from the Boise race!