It was a beautiful morning with temps in the 70's and most of the out and back gravel course was shaded from the sun keeping it cool. The local community came out in full force to support the event which saw just shy of 200 finishers!
My race itself was somewhat uneventful. Not getting any warm up time, I started a few rows back and gradually built my pace and I had caught the leader about 3/4 mile into the race. We ran together for a bit and I was able to pull ahead. The best part of the race was the way back to the finish, seeing and cheering for so many friends and family made time fly by so quickly! Autumn and Joshua were so happy to see me it put a huge smile on my face! I didn't look at my watch until it beeped for the 3rd mile, a 5:22. I crossed the line in 17:02 which I was happy with.
I congratulated the next few runners who crossed the line and then headed out on the course to meet up with the family. We ran the rest of the way in and as soon as Autumn saw the finish she took off!
|Check out that matching outfit!|
|All smiles with her "goods"!|
|My favorite shot...EVER!|