Here are our race bibs and the long sleeve shirt we received for the race. Love the shirt! Also, love the bibs that have our names printed on them. I feel so important, ha!
While at the Expo I ran up with my friend, Moe. I was so excited to see her. This is the first time I'd seen her since last spring when she told me she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She continues to fight it but is still running!! I don't know how she does it. She's my hero!! She signed up to do the 15k, too. I wish I had gotten a picture with her but the opportunity just wasn't there. Unfortunately, I never touched base with her after the race. I thought she looked great...tired, but great. I'm thankful for the hugs I got when I saw her.
Not long after getting there, I ran up with my friend, Marsha C. and Tim A. Tim and I are FB friends but had not actually met until then. He takes some of the most beautiful pics of Mobile Bay. Deleica, Serina, Gary and Anna T. showed up at the same time. It was a busy moment. Tim took mine and Marsha's pic while the others laughed and cut up. You don't have to believe me...just look, ha! Thanks, Tim!!
The next morning I got up around 4:00 to get ready for the race. I brought warm and cool running gear and I am so glad I did or I would have just brought my shorts. As it turned out, we needed warmer clothing. Whew!! We met up with Gary in the lobby and caught the shuttle to the Starting Line. Kent told me that morning it was 44!!! All I know is that it was nippy. Here are a couple of pre-race pics.
This course is tough; but I love it all. It makes me work hard. Here is a pic of approaching the second bridge. I call it "Big Daddy". It is the toughest part of the race. Then there's one looking back over it. Thanks, Tim, for the shots; they captured it great.
I always look forward to this sign!!
After such a wild week of weather, only one day of running, lots of traveling and a 15k, I was tired. Fortunately, I never got sore afterward; but we went to bed very early on Saturday.
On Sunday, my stepson, Kyle, ran his first half marathon in New Orleans at the Rock 'n Roll. The weather changed a lot on Saturday. The fog rolled in with the wind and the temps dropped. Come Sunday, it was forecast to even rain. Definitely not what a runner wants to hear. Regardless, it was terribly humid! As it turned out, he did great and the rain held off until the marathon was over. We are so proud of him!! I asked if he would do another and he said, "Yes!!" It was then that I told him that he was hooked, ha!
This weekend was a great weekend with friends, family and races. It was good to see so many running friends and cheer others on in another state. I hope you were able to get in a run or race. If not, I urge you to put on your shoes and clothes and get out right now and
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