This was my first year participating in this 100km relay. Other years I have been on the sidelines cheering folks on, but was able to snag a spot this year. The weekend promised to be sunny and warm...maybe too warm for running. The description of my leg was "there are a number of large uphill and downhills between the start and finish." The word large should have been in CAPS!!! The rating on this leg was a 4 out of 5...pretty much the hardest rating. Eeeeeeek! With a half marathon only two weeks away, I was not planning on pushing my hardest.
We left early enough to snag a good parking spot and sign in at the registration van. I met up with the captain of our team and received my shirt and bib. Usually the shirts are cotton, but this year the organizers stepped it up with tech shirts!
|I love the little gonzo fellow|
|I saw the camera and tried to smile but|
I was in a lot of pain at this point!
|A man came up behind me and said|
"Courteney...you have 3 stars on your socks...does
that mean you are a 3-star runner?" Haha. Nope!
I did realize one thing as I was getting ready for the run. I might have a tiny obsession with KT tape. They actually have argyle out now...and I WANT it! LOL
|I want yellow and green too!|
Do you have a running obsession? Mine is compressions socks and KT tape. :-)