Back to this year's Beat the Bridge.
I get super excited about this race because 1) it's for a cause that's dear to me, 2) it's sponsored by my beloved Nordstrom peeps and 3) it's on my college campus. Going into this race this time around, I just wanted to beat the bridge (duh) and enjoy everything else. Mission complete.
The first two miles (until the bridge) I gave it all I could (8:42 and 8:37 pace). After crossing the bridge (and trying not to get my awesome Lunars stuck in the metal grating), I walked a little to get my heart rate back down. I felt great! Perhaps I was imagining Goober "running" too. There were a couple of runner dad's with their infants in jogging strollers on the sidelines, probably cheering for Momma. I thought to myself..."that's Trav and little Goob next year!"
I picked up the pace a little more for the last mile, and I tried my best at my finish line kick. Crossed the line and saw Trav smiling at me. Yay!
Side Note: Trav was an awesome race photographer for me, and I hope he knows that it means a lot when he attends my races!
After this race, Trav and I like to walk around campus and reminisce a little. It was gorgeous out, and the campus was amazing. My old Biz School has a new building going up, and it's so awesome! The architecture is right up Trav's alley and we were admiring it for a while (it opens in the Fall and I can't wait to visit!). These walks make us both miss school. A little. Maybe more? A heck, I want to get my Masters....
So there you have it! Goober's 4th race! :) Bring on the next!