44 minutes 58 seconds (beat my goal by 2 seconds)
14 minutes 29 seconds ( average pace).
741 out of 805 finishers
I had to get up pretty early to get to the race site since it was over an hour away. Which meant no New Years Eve partying for me. ( because I am such a huge partier and all) I left my house around 6 AM and got to the site around 7:15 AM. The race didn’t start until 9 AM but I wasn’t real sure of the area and the parking situations and I still had to pick up my race packet. So pretty much I got to wait around for close to 2 hours. My boss ended up doing this race with me since I couldn’t find anyone else so we sat around and chatted and drank Starbucks and people watched as people started showing up
And if I haven’t mentioned it yet: it was cold. Like 25 degrees cold. I know some out there are running with ice crystals on their eyelashes but not me. I finally decided to brave the porta potties and ran across someone I “knew”. I saw her and thought I had recognized her from some pictures online. It was none other than Tami. She is a fellow stamper, who like me hasn’t stamped in quite a long while. She finished a lot faster than me. Go girl.
Finally we headed to the start line and got started. I felt bad for Bradley. He’s a runner and sticking with me had to be an interesting experience. He was very encouraging and patient which I appreciated very much. So pretty much the whole way was
run jog until I thought I was going to die and then walk. Repeat this more than a few times until done.
I used my new Garmin Forerunner 10. I think I hit a pause button or something because a little bit of the race is missing. But it’s a pretty cool watch. You can upload your data to a website and it gives you all the statistics. It will be fun to compare as I go along and hopefully get better.
I met my 2 goals for the race:
1: Not come in last
2: To finish under 45 minutes
I won’t say that I am addicted to running or anything but my plan for the year is to try and run a 5K each month. I will just have to take it from there and see what happens.