I DID IT! I DID IT! *doing happy dance!*
I completed the race with 2 out of my 3 goals checked off.
1. To finish the race. *DONE*
2. To not come in last! (I came in 908th out of 1500!) *DONE*
3. To do it in 30 min or less *NOT DONE*
I ran the race in 33.11 minutes. Not bad for a girl who just started running 3 months ago.
Me and my 2 good friends, Jen and Meg, met before the race.
Yes, that was our Chariot that took us behind us....NOT.
It was amazing to run! There were 1,500 registered runners! What a thrill to stand at the start line and see a sea of people running!
Half way through the course I made it up a hill that I didn't do the week before when we did a trial run of the course. When I got to the top I told my friend to keep going. I was slowing down. In fact, up ahead was a water station and I grabbed a water and had to walk for a few seconds. That is until another friend, who I didn't know was running, came up behind me, tapped me on the back and told me to start running! We ran the last mile together. I am SOOOO grateful to her. If it wasn't for her, I would have stopped more! I was dying (it was very humid out!) and she kept me motivated to keep running. We crossed the finish line together.
I really am proud of myself. I said to myself 3 months ago I was going to do this and I did it!
Here I am just after finishing, hence the messy hair and bright red face!