|Can't forget a selfie with my big sis Amy aka our fabulous driver!|
|A slap of the bracelet and Lisa was off down the beach!|
A slap and I was off to run my first leg...4.8 miles along the Cape Cod Canal! The first mile clicked by in 8:08 as I was trying to chase the one and only other runner on the canal...some may call it speed I just call it desperation not to be alone! It was purely by the grace of God that I did not freak out during this leg. The canal trail is a paved bike path that runs along the canal...very secluded from the road. It was just me...the water...and a few fishermen as I ran along, over the bridge, and back along the canal. Fear never entered my mind after that first mile! Fortunately I was able to catch at least 2 runners and had my first 2 kills for the night!
I was also very excited to hit up the Corner Store in Chatham for a breakfast burrito...SCORE!!!
|These Shower Pill wipes were clutch!!!|
One thing in the back of my mind this section of legs was my 9.6 miler. Yes I can run 9.6 miles no problem...but I was battling stomach cramps (dehydration???) the last leg and I had only slept about 3 hours in almost 24 hours. I was also so nervous about letting my team down. They were awesome and volunteered to run with me or meet me along the course but I knew I had to face this beast head on. I had to prove to myself that I could do it!!
|The last handoff!|
There are so many thoughts I have now that I am a few days removed from the relay but I'll say stay tuned!! Thank you for following along this journey!! I'll leave you with one last picture that basically sums up this relay...in a good way!