I got all my clothes laid out the night before so I wouldn't have to worry about it the morning of the race. I decided on a white tank with my name in pink duck tape on the front and purple and pink Nike shorts with my name in duct tape on my butt.
|Ok I think I'm ready. OH, I forgot to take a picture of my butt.|
I set my alarm for 4 but ended up getting up at 3:30. Since I was up early I was able to to get all my stretching exercises done before I had to meet Tree at the school.
|Alan, Tree, Me, Phil waiting to get on the bus|
Before we started the temps were already up there along with the humidity. One blessing was the sun wasn't out yet anyway. The race started at 7.00. Tree and I started off running with Steph, who is also from Earlham.
I would have to say I don't remember the first 6 miles. I was talking so much, which was a blessing it kept my mind off how dam hot and humid it was. I felt like I couldn't get enough water to satisfy my body. I finally told Tree to go on with out me I had to stop and take a break. We decided we would meet at the Kybos by the overpass. Of course they didn't have the Kybos there this year. We never did find each other till the end of the race.
At mile 8 I ran into another friend and I ran with her for a little bit. Than we came to a hill I told her to go ahead I was to darn tired and hot to run up that hill. By this point I was ok with running by myself ,so I could just go at my own pace, which was going to be a walk , run pace. I was so thirsty, I couldn't get enough water. When I stopped at the water stops the cups were only 1/3 full, hell I need more water than that.
At mile 11, I stopped to stretch my hamstring and I see Steph. She stops to make sure I was OK and we end up running to the finish line together. I was never so glad that this race was over. Now, let the good times roll. FOOD AND DRINKS, HELL YA!
|HELL YA! It's over now. Time to celebrate|