|Jakes was cold while we waited for the start.|
I gave the camera to Jakes for still pictures but he thought it would be better to get videos.
We warmed up and started out. It was a lovely run through a path over the dunes and the marsh. We did make it into town for a portion of the run. I started out running and quickly moved to walking. I wasn't trained enough for this event.
I finally got to the last mile or so and gained a partner. He had already finished and came back to pace and encourage other runners. He was a big help! I thought I was the last runner in the pack but with my Pacer's help, I was able to find the strength to pass two others. YAY!
My final time was 40:40. (See a pattern forming?) I was 7th out of 10 in my age group and I was NOT the last runner coming in.
Neicy, who is much better trained and has competed in numerous other races had a final time of 30:31. I was only about 10 minutes behind her. She finished 41 out of 105 people and I finished 71 out of 105. I'm impressed with myself! She placed 2nd out of 9 in her age group. Way to go Neicy! Next time I'll be right there with you!
And for those of you who want to see something scary:
I did it!