What is a Hat Trick? You run a 5K and a 10K on Saturday, and a Half Marathon on Sunday! It's like Dopey, without the marathon! Friday night was the expo, but it only ran until 7 and I worked until just after 4. Yikes! It was an almost 2 hour drive, so we were cutting it close. We plugged the address into the gps and I was thrilled to see a projected arrival of 6:05 pm! Woohoo!
Cue the traffic!
I met up with a fellow Swirlgear Sister for a photo op, and then headed for the corrals to find my friend Danielle. We have only met via Facebook, and I was wearing my jacket instead of the shirt I told her about, so it took us a few minutes and a Facebook status to hook up.
Danielle is faster than me, so she took off right away and we met up again at the finish. The course was very hilly, and very beautiful. The historic portion of the town is just amazing, and the trees are all decked out in their Fall leaves. It looks like a magazine shoot everywhere you turn! Amazing!
I finished in a pretty respectable time...33:04 with an average pace of 10:37. Not bad for a gimp who hates hills!
Not too shabby. AND you get bling! Woot! I met up with Danielle for a photo op, and then we hit the porta potties before round 2.
We lined up for the 10K, and this time Danielle stayed with me. She is training for MCM and needed to slow down a bit. I didn't want to push hard because I want to do well in the Half tomorrow. It worked out well for both of us. The hills were
just as bad worse for the 10K, or maybe just more hills. We walked one of them but I tried to run them all. The scenery was just as amazing, and we saw a few crazy things, and had an amazing time. I really enjoyed running with Danielle, and cannot wait to run with Danielle and Gigi tomorrow!
We hammed it up for lots of cameramen and crossed the finish line holding hands. What a fun race! we collected our medal (identical the the 5K, except it said 10K) and grabbed some food and went looking for the hubs so he could take our pic.
We bumped into Jen, who was wearing the same sparkly skirt that I was! I love that I never see her in Jersey, but have had much better luck in other states! One of the course photographers took our pic, so be on the lookout!
I am a little achey right now, as I type this up. I am chilling with my Mom while the hubs goes buggy riding with my Dad. And by buggy I mean a Polaris UTV. Very manly lol.
|stock photo, not the exact UTV but close enough|
What did you do this weekend to get your body moving?