There were probably 1000 runners there and it was the biggest run I have ever been a part of. I had some pre-race anxiety. Would I look like a neophyte? Would I be dressed like everyone else? If I carried water would someone think I was weak -- a dork? Haha! What torture our finite minds can put us through if we let them have control. I chose my favorite black and pink running skirt and the morning was so cold that I ended up grabbing my pajama bottoms out of my bag and wearing them. So much for looking like a dork.
The marathoners and half marathoners went first at 9:00 am. The rest of us -- the 10Ker's went out at 9:30. My goal was simple: Run the race without having to walk at all & hopefully come in around 1 hr. & 15-20 minutes. Well, I did both. I ran the whole thing without walking and my time was 1:09:44 -- not bad for a slow runner.
I actually had a few epiphanies along the way but I will save those for another blog. Pic posted at right. It was a great day!