I figured that because my muscles arent sore anymore after my half marathon last weekend that I would be fine. And maybe I would have been...if there hadnt been tons of long and very tough hills. I started out strong hoping that maybe I could get a decent time. Three miles should feel like cake after running 13 last week, right? WRONG. My legs and ankles were tired after the second hill. The hills were long and steep and just kept coming one after another. And even though we got to go back down every hill we did, I couldnt even enjoy it because I was so tuckered out. And, for the first time in any of my "races" I had to walk...twice. Did I mention the hills were killer?
But, I am so glad I did it. It was a great cause and it was fun. I love being in that environment where so many people get together for an awesome cause. There were so many people in so many shades of pink. There were girls with hot pink bras on the outside of their clothes. There were young people and old people, and people of all shapes and sizes. There were men wearing shirts of all sorts talking about "boobies". There were tents for all sorts of things (even exotic pets) and tons of free goodies. I love free stuff :) There was music and coffee, muffins, bagels, fruit...compliments of Freihoffers, Wegmans and Tim Hortons. It was one of the better race environments I have been at. And one of the best things was that Carol Baldwin was there herself. She was walking around with her walker(with pink bows on it) and assistants at her sides. She was introducing herself to everyone and shaking their hands. She was so happy to see such a great turnout. There were over 2000 people signed up she said. Pretty good for an inaugural race, and even better to see her so touched!
Here are some pics.
|Me and the hubs. He didnt run but wore my shirt :)|
|Laura, Carol Baldwin, and me before the race.|
|Me and Laura|
|Not loving my midsection in this pic. But...it is what it is. Reality.|
|The hubs in my pink shirt. He wears pink well, right?|
|A guy walked in front of the camera...|
|A random tooth walking around handing out free (pink) toothbrushes.|
|This lady was loving up on this lizard. Giving it kisses and hugs like it was a dog. It had a long snake like tongue. See our faces? Scared. Take one....|
|Take two.... a little calmer.|
|Ewwwww...I left at this point!|
|Laura: "cookie anyone?"|
|Okay...am I the only one that thinks this is inappropriate at a cancer run???|