|Our tech shirts- each year they add a character to the shirt design|
|Devan made me this little collage. |
I tattoo'd myself up for the race!
|My little good luck charm I have worn the last 3 year's to the race. |
It is for my missing runner buddy Cynthia who loves butterflies.
Mile 1~ 9:15- downhill, found Alyssa, warming up
Mile 2~ 9:17- uphill, found Will and gave a high five
Mile 3~ 9:30- getting into the groove, my foot is falling asleep
Mile 4~ 9:53- over the overpass, quick water stop and loosen my laces
Mile 5~ 9:24- flat waterfront, foot comes back to life
Mile 6~ 9:33- take energy gel, water stop, rain starts, dreading the big hill
Mile 7~ 10:20- the big hill, rain stops
It also started raining about that time- it rained for about 3 minutes and it kind of felt good since I was warm. The weather was pretty awesome overall- the temperature was mild, there was a bit of wind and the rain held off except for those couple of minutes! Back to the hill. We jogged/walked/jogged up that thing then headed off into the hilly neighborhood in Ruston. I was thinking "it must be flat now" before every turn- only to face another hill. Ugh. Finally we were heading back down the massive hill onto the waterfront. The lovely flat waterfront. I took one more gel, one last cup of water and was ready to finish this race! Over the overpass, then up Schuster Parkway, knowing the final mile is all uphill was mentally tough. I caught sight of Steve after the overpass and in my mind I was hoping to pass him- it gave me a focus and something to think about besides being tired. Finally, in the last half mile as we were running up the hill we passed him! A quick moment of walking to catch our breath near the top of the hill and then we headed into the finish line. That hill is pure evil.
Mile 9~ 9:31- aaaahhhh- the flat waterfront again
Mile 10~ 9:31- water stop, take a gel
Mile 11~ 9:47- over the overpass again, catch sight of Steve
Mile 12~ 9:51- just running to catch Steve and finish the race, tired legs
Mile 13~ 10:09- the UPHILL finish, pass Steve, then cross the line. Done!
|Just after finishing, still a little dazed!|
|I think this is my favorite medal ever. It even |
stands up on its own so you can display it! Genius!
|Will coming up to the finish after that monster hill!|
|So proud of this guy- he just finished his 4th half marathon!|