With Pat Benatar still ringing in my ears, I woke up Sunday morning ready to run the half! It was going to be a really cold start (well cold considering it has been in the 60s) at just 32 degrees so layering was key!
|It was also game day so I had to represent!|
We seeded ourselves back a little bit knowing we intended on keeping the pace slower than normal and fun. A short time later we were off! It was great to see Deena Kastor and the Runner's World crew at the start line giving out high fives and dancing! Definitely helped to set the fun mood for the morning!
However, the company made it doable. We kept great conversation flowing, laughs and potty breaks when needed, and of course Dani's famous selfies!
Ultima, the drink of the weekend. Some spectators were handing our pretzels...some gave out Twizlers! I even caught wind of one handing out donuts!! They were a lot of fun and actually made the miles fly by...even though we were climbing so many. There were times I looked at my watch to check how we were doing and flat 8s were showing up! So much for taking it easy...but it felt great and we were having fun! A quick stop to high five the Aardvark and get a skirt from the Running Skirt ladies and we were back at it climbing and selfieing (yeah that's my new word...you're welcome!) all through the town!
These Feetures compression socks saved the day!!! Kept my legs so happy!! I was ready though to hug my family!!
Altra for an amazing experience!!!