This is the temperature that was greeting us.
|Not a good sign when you see 90% humidity.|
We found the 2:35 pacers. I was hoping that I would be able to keep up with them through out the race.
I was kicking butt and taking names the first 3 miles. I did pretty well keeping up with them, even up Los Rios. It was so hot though that the 11:30ish pace was making me want to throw up as we went up Los Rios. It was right around Ranch Estates that I really started losing them. But, to be fair, I was stopping to take pics of the sights.
|I trained on this rode for my long runs and he had never been out to say hi, until today.|
|Can you see how red my face was at miles 4-5? It was HOT!|
|This was in front of one of my old student's house! 😍|
At that point, the 2:40 pacers were starting to pass me. I was trying really hard to keep up. At some point, maybe about mile 6 or 7, I knew that I wasn't going to PR. Rather than get frustrated, I decided to keep pace with my friend Wanda and enjoy running with a friend. I knew that there were hills in the neighborhoods, but I think that I had blocked out how many and that there was an elevation gain of 319 feet. 😁
Wanda and I did a lot of walking. It was the only way to survive, especially during miles 10-12 when there was NO shade as we ran through Oak Point Preserve. I didn't stop for selfies with the first several mile markers because I was trying to keep up. After awhile I said "who cares". 😃 We stopped.
|Thanks Ryan! You made my day! I loved the sign!|
|One of my children must have gotten a hold of my friend's phone. 😂|
|I loved seeing these cuties at the finish with their signs!|
|They are SO pretty!!! 💜💜|
|Eggs, Hashbrowns, Bacon, a Cinnamon Roll and Applesauce|