|This is me at 6:30 AM as we headed out for the race|
***If you don't want to hear my rave reviews of My Race Ragz shirt that I ran in then skip ahead because this paragraph will be filled with nothing but praise for my first customized racing shirt! I won this shirt from The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans and I am so glad it arrived in time for this race. I opted for the long sleeve because I only have one other long sleeve "racing shirt" and that's the one I got for the Monte Sano 15K. I picked a quote and design for the front that I thought fit me. "Pain is Temporary, Finishing Lasts Forever" is on the front with a female runner in a sun. The oranges in both were a perfect match! "Running does not build character, running reveals it" is the My Race Ragz quote that I chose for the back underneath my name. I have never had so many people stop and ask where I got my shirt or tell me that they really liked the quote. I even had a random pair of ladies out for their Saturday morning run yell "Good run Suzanne" while I was struggling to get to mile marker 7. It was just the push I needed to run to the final water station. The fit on the shirt was amazing! I've never owned a running shirt made like this-it makes me look really skinny which I love! At first I thought the women's medium might be too snug but it turned out great. I did end up pushing my sleeves up a few times but that was mostly because I was hot and not because of anything wrong with the shirt. I honestly can't wait to run in it again. Half marathon shirt? I think so!
|Sporting my new My Race Ragz shirt I won from Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans|
|The back of my lovely shirt-I've never had so many compliments on a shirt in my life|
Such a small running world! When we made the next to last turn and I could see the park entrance I knew we were almost there. I stopped to walk for a few seconds because all of a sudden I felt really hot and the last time I felt this way in a race and ignored my body I almost puked all over Allan. I could see Allan waving me on to the final turn and when I hit the final turn and could see the finish I picked up the pace and crossed the line at 1:49:12. Allan did his best to capture me crossing the finish and wouldn't you know I'm fiddling with the bottom of my race bib trying to get it torn off so I could run all the way through the finish.
|This was my racing pose that Allan made me do-I think it's more runner meets cheerleader complete with a pointy toe|
|A view from the lookout behind the finish line|
|Some of the leaves starting to turn|
"If they are fair weather followers then so be it. They're probably reading just to look for free stuff."-Allan's take on losing 2 followers over the weekend (gotta love someone that balances out my sensitivity)