We have family here for the long weekend to take care of the kids, which made the day easier on me. I knew Bugs and Punky would be fine with my mom and her beau. ADP and I were up early, way too early.
|wasting time before leaving for the race|
|Maddie wanted to go along|
|school busses were not meant for adults...there's no room for our knees|
Lucky us, our bus got lost on the way to the start. The drivers were told to follow the bus in front of them. The problem is that the half and full marathon started in different places and we ended up following a bus going to the full marathon start line. Everyone on the bus spoke up...no 26.2 for us. We made it to the starting line with an hour to spare.
|ADP staying warm prior to the race|
|$3.50 worth of throw away clothes from the Salvation Army!|
Let me say this, I was doing awesome!! I was going to smash my time, my goals, and set a huge PR in the process. (mile 1 unknown and then: 9:12, 9:18, 9:15, 9:35, 9:34/mi.) Then, slowly it happened...a cramp in my left calf about mile 7 / 8. Then I started overcompensating and my quads started hurting and tightening up (~mile 9). Then my right hip flexor was hurting (mile 10 on). I was walking more each mile. I was hurting. At one point I thought I was going to get sick so I down right stopped moving (somewhere in mile 10). I tossed all thoughts of PR out the window and just wanted to cross the finish line.
Since I knew all good about the race and my time were gone, I stopped, pulled out my phone and snapped a couple of pictures. Only one turned out.
|The last 5 miles looked like this|
I found ADP right away and found out not only did his race go well, it was amazing!
|1st place AG|
10th place over all
(no idea who the guy next to him is...but he gave ADP the award)
|Done and done!|
|ADP's AG award|
|LOVE the medals this year!|
I talked ADP into running this race on 10/10/10 to celebrate our 10th anniversary later this month. We ran, we went to dinner, we are done celebrating. Now off to roll my calf again.