I recruited Travis to go with me, but he was not in the best mood to wake up at 7am on a Sunday. Oh great. We got to Greenlake and I jumped out the car and headed for the packet pick-up. I decided that Liza deserved her shirt and bib number too, and picked up both of ours. AND, I actually had my choice of shirt sizes this year!
|Goober's 7th race|
Since I thought Travis was going to meet me at the start to take my bag, I was frustrated to find out that he parked a mile away and did not want to meet me. Grrrrrrrr. Luckily this year they had a bag check. So, in my hurry to check my bag and get my race bib on, I totally forgot to put Gus on my wrist. I felt so naked! Poor Gus. This was a first. :(
Because of my ligament issue, I intended on walking the course. HAHAHAHAHA! Riiiiight, Zoe. As soon as the Aflac Duck signaled the start, I was jogging along. Sure, it wasn't the greatest feeling, but I was determined not to walk the entire way. My competitive side came out. But, I was taking it very easy and walked when I felt like I needed to. All in all, I did a decent job jogging and walking. It was really fun seeing all the Mother/Daughter teams running together, some in matching gear. A part of me was thinking "Hey! I'm actually running with my daughter too!" :)
Trav actually met me at the finish and saw my "kick" at the end. He asked "What was that??" because he thought I was walking. "I couldn't WALK to the finish line." Duh.
While waiting to pick up my bag from gear check, I met Emily from Travel With Emily! It was so cool to meet another local blogger/runner. Big shout out to Miss Emily! Woot! :)