The sunset last night was gorgeous.
I took it as a good omen.
Here is me in piratey garb before the race started.
The web site encouraged runners to dress up like pirates, but I only saw 3 others who did.
But I had a blast doing it.
(It was kind of hard to find buccaneer get up that I could run in).
This is my runner buddy Laura. We've been training together, and we ran together for about 9 miles. Then she left me in the dust.
This was the starting line. It was about 52 degrees outside. But warmed up into the low 60's while we were running. It was just about perfect.
I took this at about 2 miles. You can see the bay in the distance. We had to run over that bay later.
This house is not actually tilting, but it looks like that because I was running when I took the pic.
This was about 3 miles in. Mile marker 7. That means just over halfway.
(I think I can, I think I can)
Going down was a whole lot easier. If you look clear ahead you can see the road stretching out for a long way. (This pic was taken at about the same place that the picture of the sunset was taken last night).
After the finish line, Me and Laura met up again, stretched out, got our medals (that's the aarrgh strap around our necks), and walked, yes, walked, back to the hotel. (It wasn't far).
Sorry I didn't take any pics of the finish line, but all I wanted to do was get across it, (as the Rocky Theme Song was playing on my ipod), and pulling my camera out for a pic was not a priority.
This was later at a place called Brew Thru, where you drive your car right through the convenience store and they bring what you want right to the window.
Hooray for Cherry Pepsi.
I am elevating and icing my knee as I type. Funny how it didn't hurt at all while I was running, but it sure does now.
My next race?
Probably the Turkey Trot 10K on Thanksgiving morning.