Friday at the golf course, I was on my feet all day serving drinks and chicken wings to golfers...yup....just a typical day as an accountant! LOL
So I picked Erin up at 5:30pm and we made our way over to the start of the race. The obligatory starting line selfie was taken....I should mention...many people dress up as pirates for this race...mostly on the 5k sunset run. It's really quite fun!
We lined up in the 30-35 minute 5k as Erin hasn't been running much and she was sure she'd stop to walk a bit. And then we were off! The first 1.5k is VERY congested so you just kind of go with the flow...especially if you're planning on running the next day. I do have a question...how is it that we were passing walkers?? Listen people....running etiquette says....if you are a walker...please have the courtesy to start at the back so that people do not have to weave around you. I understand if you are running and get a stitch or something....but this was less than 500m into the race....I know these were 100% walkers. Grrrrrrr....(okay...rant done). Erin did amazing....she did not stop once....and the last 250m she picked it up to a super fast speed. She looks like she is running on air no matter what speed she does...so graceful! I also remember that about her gymnastics routines as well! We ended up crossing in 31.47....much better than Erin had expected! YAY!!!! I loved seeing so many TTP'ers out there...being able to shout out encouragement as we passed eachother!!
I picked Erin up at 6:30am on Saturday and once again headed to the race start. Bathroom stops happened first and then we found our spot in the starting coral. Once again we lined up at the 60-70 minute mark for the 10k. Erin hasn't run a 10k in over a year so she was shooting for 75 minutes or so. Me? Well I was still wondering if I should be doing only the 5k. With a half marathon next month, I really don't want a permanent injury. Erin said that I should run my own race today...not stay back with her.
|Erin's cool panoramic shot|
|I look like a weird runner as I pull away|
|Erin took the time to snap a pic when|
she saw me coming...thanks girl!
I crossed in 57.14...a minute slower than my personal 10k best, but a course best in this race for me. I walked back waiting for Erin to cross (who was now texting me every km to let me know where she was). And do you know what she did at the 250m from the finishline....she stopped to walk and text....who does that. I yelled at her....like really loud....LOL. And she heard me!
We moved through the finishing line to grab our post race food which was set up as a tail gate party...I mean come on....how cool is that? Thanks to Steele Volkswagon for making sure there were enough cars on hand!
|That's a long sleeve, pair of socks, buff, and 3 medals!|
|Sorry for the sideways pic!|