My husband says he could hear me coming as I approached the Finish! Apparently no one else was yelling and screaming as they finished. I might of been a little dramatic on this one, but I was excited and it felt good to let everyone know I was there! Sound of Narrows, should probably be called somthing like.... Hills by the Narrows. I am not gonna lie, this was a tough run. I had no idea what the route was, I learned a little lesson about preperation there. But for the most part It was GREAT!!! I met my friend nice and early at the bus station so we wouldn't have to find parking. We were both a little nervous, it was a first race for both of us. I was kind of overwhelmed at the begining just with all of the people, and how hard it was to run at my own pace, because people were always in my way. I was in great spirits that day. I thought that people would be cheering each other on, but I am pretty sure I was the only one cheering. Is that weird? Every 5-10 minutes I would just shout out: Great Job everybody! Keep it up! Your doing great! You Rock! I enjoyed it, it was encouraging for me to hear, and I hoped other people would appriciate it too! I never heard anyone else say anything the whole race. Is that weird? I focused really hard when the big hills came, it was a warm morning, but I felt well prepared. Plenty of Water! A great breakfast! A good friend to share the experience with! Looking forward to finishing my first race! SO the excitment kept me going. I am soo glad I did this before the big race! Now I kind of know what to expect, and I hope that will cure some of my race day Jitters. Oh and the passing thing... was not an issue! I could care less if someone passed me, and when I passed someone, I would usually tell them how great they were doing. When I finally got up that hill to the home stretch. I started sprinting fast as I have ever run. I probably flew past a good 15-20 people. I checked my garmin at the end, I crossed the finish line with a 5:oo pace! That is CRAZY! I think I was super excited to cross the finish line! My husband says he wished he would of video taped it, because the picture doesn't show everything, ie the screaming! So I am glad, well trained, not sore at ALL, and Ready to ROCK n' ROLL!!!!!!!!
Sound of Narrows