|You know you are up too early when it's still dark when you get to where you are going|
|Getting ready for the start|
|This was before mile 5|
This sweet man (who will remain nameless) is going to be the same age this year as my grandfather was when he passed away and I nearly cried when he told me his age. He talked to me about his family and his life and told me he had lived a long, happy life. I mostly listened and occasionally shared a few things about myself. I couldn't bear to leave him and he couldn't run anymore so I walked the rest of the half with this man. It's the first time I've never sprinted to the finish but it didn't feel right to take off and leave him when the time came.
|I can't even imagine driving around this track!|
|We drove in through here to park in the morning and ran through the tunnel during the race|
|It's incredibly cruel to be up here and see people running through to the finish when you still have MILES to go|
|The only other swag worth mentioning was a sample size of deodorant, a koozie, and a pen|
What you have you learned from a "slow" race?