The night before the race and moments leading up to gun time, I was nervous. If you are friends with me on Facebook, you would know because I made comments about my nerves. Seriously, it felt like I was going to take a test and not studying for it. I entertained the thought of not running it just moments before the national anthem was playing.
I picked up my race bib and time chip the morning of the race at about 6 a.m. Being there early has its perks - I get to park really close to the start/finish line. Pick-up was really easy and fast. :)
A Clif bar at about 6 a.m.
Race Start Time and Start Line7:30 a.m. However, I think we started a few minutes later.
Here's what went on during the run/walk.
At this point, I had passed 4 people.
Good. I am not going to be dead last!
Also at this point, I was doing a walk-5-lamp-posts and run-1-lamp-post.
Kinda opposite this flag was Sam's Club.
I remembered I need to buy another 50lb bag of dog food for Paddy Wag.
I miss my dog!
I also remembered telling myself the dang wind was way too strong!
This was over a bridge over an Interstate/highway.
Going up the bridge was made mighty difficult by the strong wind.
Of course, a grain of sand flew right into my eye and I was winking at every single volunteer for a while.
By this time, I had passed about 7 or 8 people.
The route was along a nice creek. Birds were chirping and the you can hear the water streaming down the creek and ducks swimming. Just so pretty and so relaxing and it makes me happy. Ahhh... I was at ease. The stress and tension and disappointment during the week just floated away.
I love bridges.