like i said before, this was a police department organized race...and since i happen to work for a local pd, the hubs and a few co-workers also signed up.
i cannot say enough wonderful things about how this race was organized and how wonderful everyone at the race was.
- when the hubs picked up our race packets, the 'cops' who were running the race were given a snazzilicious blue tech tee. someone messed up and i was given a plain white cotton shirt. i was okay with the mistake (race tee's = jammie shirts for me!) but the sergeant in charge called me immediately to apologize, and my technical t-shirt was waiting at the registration desk on race morning. AND i got to keep the white shirt. SCORE
- since it was 965 degrees at 8am, i was sweating like a sumo wrestler as i was walking to the starting line. there were ginormous tubs of ice and water right by the start/finish line. i've been in races before where you are strongly discouraged from taking water BEFORE the race. but no one batted an eye when we all took one and when i tried to dunk my head in the water bucket. thank
- the volunteers at the water station were fantastic. since we had our pd shirts on, they were shouting GO XYZ POLICE (i really don't work for xyz police. duh.) and since it was an out and back course, we hit the water station twice!
- wanna guess the after race snackies? corner bakery!! mmmm...bagels, donuts, water, more donuts...mmmm....
and i'm okay with that. it was hotter than blazes. i haven't done any physical activity in 6 weeks. and i walked way more than i ran.
disclaimer to my new-ish readers...i'm not fast. i'm actually quite slow. i will never win a race or place in my age group...however, i will also never be the last person to cross. always remember, forward is a pace.
i ran with a co-worker and great friend...this was my first race where i ran without music and i didn't miss it one bit! since we work opposite shifts, we rarely work together...so we got to catch up on some much needed gossiping. yes, we are 16 when we are together. no shame in that...
like i said before, it was an out and back course.
i HATE these.
nothing reminds you of how slow you are than seeing the leaders on their way back after only 13 minutes.
after seeing all the pictures that were taken of me?
geeze, i really need to learn how to look better when i'm a sweaty mess.
this is team awesome!!
|police department names have been covered to protect the guilty...but we ALL rocked the pink sweatbands. see? we ARE totally awesome...|
and once again, a HUGE shout out to the hubs.
like always, he was waiting for us right before the end and was yelling you don't want this old cop to beat you...do you??
instead of slugging him in the stomach, i ran faster.
the hubs also pulled out an impressive 24:something PR!
riddle me this...how does he get faster, and i get slower???
|yes, he wore his barefoot shoes. and yes, they are creeping me out less and less...maybe that is what turns him into a kenyan?|
after the race, we hightailed it home to get in the shower and cool off.
and to put on these....
|i just got these bad boys...and they are so much tighter (in a good way) than my zensah sleeves....never mind that i had to get a ginormous size for my man calves...|
any PW's like me?