Sunday morning came early. Mr. Broome and I headed to bed early Saturday and I fell asleep fast. I think my body knew I needed to sleep. We got up to the alarm at 4:20. I was easily able to get up and get going. After a banana and some peanut butter wheat toast we were off.
We got to the race around 6:20 am after the GPS first took us to the wrong address. After waiting in line forever for a porta potty(so so stinky) Mr. Broome escorted me to the starting line. I got in the 2:20 finish time pace group. I debated going further back in the line because I figured I wouldn't run the same pace the whole time.
I won't get into all of the details, but the race was awesome. I truly didn't feel tired until mile 13. I ran the entire time with the exception of a couple of Gatorade stops. I finished hard at 2:10. Ten minutes better than my projected 2:20!
And of course I didn't win. Because there were some HARD CORE runners out there. Their legs and abs said so.
But I finished and I can't wait to sign up for the next one.
Mr. Broome took some pictures, but hopefully I will like the professional pics taken at the finish line.
Mr. Broome was taking pictures on mile 5. I was surprised to see him so I waved.
Kind of blurry, but he was pretty far away.
Thanks for all of your encouraging words friends who called and texted:)