I am not fast, so I don't do races with the intent of winning anything (although I found once that being the only one in my age group means I can actually win it!). I love races for the chance to push myself, they give me something to work towards, and I like being around so many other people that like running as much as I do.
|Waiting to start|
They started the races all at the same time, and it suprisingly was not all that crowded at the start, I didn't really have to do any weaving or get in anyone's way.
|Still waiting to start, but happy to be here!|
|Down the first hill|
I finished in 44:57, and Lauren finished in 45:51. I was really happy with my time, especially for my first race back and I thought Lauren rocked it out! She doesn't get to run on hills very much since she lives on the other side of town, and this course is hard enough even when you get to run hills all the time.
|Go Lauren Go!|
We got met after by Mr. Lauren and Dega, their Great Dane. Dega quickly became the most popular person at the race.
I love these local races, because as the afternoon progressed I got to see a lot of friends and co-workers cross the finish line, several of them after their first marathons! Seeing them do it really made me anxious to find another half or full to do. Probably in the fall though, It's getting more into 5K season right now and I do have some goals for the shorter races.
It was a pretty good day, and it definitely gave me the racing bug again. I'm going to have to make room for more t-shirts!
|Lauren's 120 pound puppy, Dega. He was more concerned with trying to steal some beer.|
|Ladies love them some Dega!|