OVERALL PLACE: 32/176
GENDER PLACE: 2/24
Day before the race, my Garmin decided to freeze. After many ‘soft and hard’ resets; I call tech support. Normal person – calm and collect me – frantic. After almost crying to the innocent Garmin representative we come to the conclusion that my replacement will not be here for a week. Great :(
The fun continues when I wake up to slightly windy and raining weather. Trying to stick with my ‘LG’ (life’s good) motto I get dressed and my dad and I head out for our hour drive to the start line of the race.
I have myself an orange in our truck before jumping out into the cold weather. Vitamin C energy rush >>>> I was READY! One of my favorite parts about participating in organized races, no matter the size, is the surge of positive energy and enthusiasm from all the participants and supporting family and friends. This memorial 10K measured up. Rain stopped and to the race line I went---
The first 2 miles were FREEZING. Uphill-head on wind. BURrrrrrr
Between mile 2 and 3 we changed directions and my speed picked up (well… I am assuming). I didn’t have my Garmin to track; but I felt faster and was passing people. At mile 4 a runner I was playing tick-tock with the whole race, I asked what pace we were at… either she was ignoring me or had her music turned up too loud… but at that point something kicked in me and I RAN… fast. I didn’t stop with that speed until I crossed the finish line.
Overall a great day and most importantly a new PR! Congrats to everyone crossing the finish line...
YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO!