|This was so beautiful that I had to pull over and take a picture on my drive to the race|
|I didn't hear my name when they announced awards so imagine my surprise when I checked the unofficial results|
As you can imagine it was HOT and I mean really HOT for a race in the southern Tennessee in late June. A big part of the race was on a loooong stretch of road with no shade. Before getting to this long stretch of open road we ran through some rural areas and neighborhoods. This is a small race (which we all know are my favorites) so I spent most of the race running alone which was fine with me. At the time my hip had been recently bothering me but it didn't give me any trouble at all for this race.
|Part of the loooong stretch of running in the sun along the highway|
|Never in my life have I been so excited to see a sign for Mile 10!|
|Welcome to the big city of Fayetteville!|
|A long hill that I probably could have lived without but at least there was a little shade!|
|Ahhh shade trees|
|One of the many gorgeous homes|
|I just love this one because of the huge yard|
|Blue is my favorite color though!|
I love the shirt perhaps more than any other tech shirt I have and I am even wearing it in the picture we used for our Christmas card this year! For 2014 they have changed the course and added some swag. Finishers of the 10.2 mile race (there's also a 5K option) will receive a pint glass and hat. The registration fee is a little higher (I paid $40) but I think it's worth it for all that you get.
|Love the cut of the shirt!|
|The medal is pretty simple but I like it a lot|
|Our Christmas card picture|
Needless to say this was my first 10.2 mile race so it was an automatic PR and placing in my age group made running in the heat completely worth it! Hopefully this will be an annual race for me every summer.
|I spotted this on the side of a building downtown and had to take a picture|