For the two days before the race I was having dreams of not getting to the starting line in time...
That's really not too unusual for me, I'm always worried that I remembered the start time wrong but some of these dreams were just ridiculous.
Running in circles...through the woods...entering the race in the middle...
You'll be happy to learn that I didn't miss the start of the race, although I WAS almost late to Amy's house for the car pool.
It really was a fantastic day to go running!
A whole group of us from Club Oly ran the race and met up before the start:
This is a photo of us after the race...
I was really happy about the race even though I forgot my Garmin in the car and didn't get a PR I DID place 2nd in my age group!
I ran it in 22:19...once again behind Heather:) This time I DID beat Wade AND Martinho!
Wade said he wasn't feeling well and I believe him. Martinho got stuck in the crowd at the start line and it took a while to find his place.
What I think is really fantastic is that this was a race of affermation for so many runners.
For Amy she was re-visiting the very first 5k she ever ran.
For Sandra it's almost a full year since she started running in the Couch to 5k Program and she got a new PR!
For Alice it's the same. She started running last Feb. and she got a great time and PR at this race.
Mayumi also got a PR and has been a runner for almost an entire year.
I love it. I love how running can bring so many different people together and give them a platform where they will cheer complete strangers on, and congratulate people they've never met on a great run.