My morning started at 4:15, when i got up and dressed in my Iron Woman costume (it was lame but I sparkled!) and then headed to Fort Dix to pick up from friend Maryalicia. She was here from Vancouver, Washington and it was so exciting to finally be able to meet her in person! Of course, I managed to get lost and picked her up at 6 instead of 5:30! We still had just enough time to make it to the photo op for Half Fanatics, though.
Enter the rain.
It rained for the whole drive, but pouring, but not misting either. UGH!
What a fun drive though, chatting and laughing! It made the time fly by! We managed to park in Morristown, and find our Half Fanatic friends. While we were all chatting, a man came up and asked if he could take a pic of us! We looked awesome, lol. We found a dry spot and he took a pic with his camera, and then all of ours. Great guy!!!
|Underdog, he made his own costume. LOVE it!|
Honey Stingers action shots of me, since they are awesome enough to sponsor me!
|check out the fog on the camera!|
We collected our medals and headed over to the food tents. Only there was not much food. Some apples and bananas, and some various drink choices. No food. No volunteers either. The coconut water people were leaving as well. That made me a little angry: they had tents, they were dry, we were the wet ones! We cheered on some incoming racers, expecially ones we remembered from the course. We
also met up with a first time Half Marathoner and a new Half Fanatic. While we looked at the food offerings (lol) we also had some runners tell is that we motivated them with out good attitudes and fun on the course. I am thinking it was 75% Maryalicia and maybe 25% me, but it was nice to hear!
We headed over to the awards ceremony, and they had a costume contest. Maryalicia and 3 others entered, and there were 4 prizes!
|Wonder Woman got 2nd, Iron Man got 1st, Maryalicia was 3rd and Superman was 4th.|
We had a very nice lunch at C'Est Cheese in Morristown, and then stopped at Sweet Lucy's Bakery for cupcakes. Yum!
And then our day was over! I dropped Maryalicia back at the base and limped home to recover, lol.
I was super tired last night and went to bed early. Last night my ankle and calf were tight, but so far today, no real pain. Yay!
Next stop? Spring Lake Five Miler!
Have you ever raced in horrible conditions?