This Picture I love! It was all of the Girls representing Norpoint Center, where I work, and workout!
I saw one more for this group as the pic was snapped, she was in another picture!
Pre-race, here is most of our team, Will run for Icecream!!
SO much fun to meet up with a big group before the race!!
Team Captain doing her thing! Unfortunately we had some injuries on the team, so I recruited 3 gals to take those spots! This gal, Amanda, just up and ran a half marathon out of the blue! Crazy runners!
Tall MOM and I get a quick photo pre-race!
And now for the race, here is the start line, I was shooting for a PR... I did say 2:15, but any PR is great right? I was still tired from a busy 2 weeks at home, so any improvement was good. If you consider my 2 weeks of tapering were less than 10 miles of running each week, I was hoping for the best!
All expectation set aside I took off.... feeling pretty darn good those first 6 miles! Passed the 10 K finish line. I was feeling pretty great at that point, but it was within the next mile my energy was zapped! Soooooo TIRED! SO I looked for the GU station with anticipation. Ummmm, yeah I don't really like GU, but I failed to make a trip to the store for my fav CLIF Shots, I was desperate, so I took the Chocolate GU the lady handed me. Oh 20 seconds later sharp PAIN! SIDE ACHE! OUCH! Then a few more minutes and there was a burnin in the boozum~! GOSH Dang-it! I looked for some relief at the Porta Potty but no luck! I did some walking this last half, and ya know what, I didn't care! When I approached mile 12, I decided to run the rest for sure. I came to the last hill and started a little walking. A girl came pass me a said, "Come on you can do it, run the rest." It was such a gentle gesture and yet it was that push I NEEDED!
Here is a little post race picture of the team that was hanging out at the time I finished.
SO OVERALL, I Pr'd by 2 minutes!!!
2 hr 23 min
SUCH A FUN RUN!