So, the race this year...it was hard and it hurt. The first half is almost all downhill and pretty fast. I knew when I started that I didn't feel good and was amazed that I could be working that hard and still going so slow on a downhill. I took a few walk breaks and kept skipping to my best power songs and steadily kept moving. By the second half I actually started to feel a little better, we hit the flat parts and I didn't slow down too much. A little before mile 10 my brother Jarin appeared to run with me. I knew he was going to be at the race somewhere but didn't want to expect him and be disappointed. It was so great to have him to run with me - he was a great pacer and motivated me to keep moving. Before I knew it, we were at the end. My goal had been to be under an 11:00 minute average. Normally I would be upset with that kind of time, but based on how I have been running lately, I felt like it was a good goal. My garmin was a little off because I stopped to stretch a few times, but my official time was 2:19, a 10:39 average. For this year, I will consider that a victory!
|Both Tim and my dad ran well|
And were happy with their times.
|Gavin just realized he was late for the pic|
|We celebrated with Carrabas for dinner.|
Lasagna for Tim
|Shrimp and zucchini for me.|