|After Lolo finished! I'm not sure what my right hand is doing.|
It was my best friend Laura's first 5K, so I was extra excited to be racing. We found her before the start with her friends K and R, also running. It was a mix of nervous and anxious energy! Love it! Right before we started lining up, Gus decided he didn't have any juice to stay on. Crap. And I forgot to use my inhaler. Double crap. Well, even though this was my 5K PR course, I wasn't really looking to PR...just do my best.
|My support team!|
Stay focused. Trav and Goober will be along the trail soon.
Sure enough, about halfway, there was my smiling hubby and sleeping baby girl. Trav high-fived me and I felt a renewed energy. Gotta love that!
Towards the end I felt a little tired, but then I remembered Desi's kick at the finish of Boston and it inspired me to try harder. Instead of a sprint at the very end, I found a decent sprint a good time before the finish line. I passed a bunch of people that I think were in my division...and it felt amazing.
And then I was done. THANK YOU. I was warm and a bit dizzy, and I knew Travis hadn't made it back to the finish yet. So I started running again to find him around the lake, grab my iPhone and go find Lolo to take a picture of her finishing. I found Trav right in time and headed back to the finish line JUST as Laura was rounding the corner...
Snapped a few pics and gave her a GIANT hug at the finish. She's a 5K-er now! Yay!
|K, R, Lolo & I before the start|
We all enjoyed our post-race Top Pot doughnut for sure. :)
Mileage - 3.1
Time - 23:46
Overall - 174 out of 1874
Division Place - 15 out of 322 (F20-29)
Sex Place - 40 out of 1205
Pace - 7:39