4th AG out of 100
31st female of 724
69th finisher of 1006
3 words to describe this race:
Holy fuc$&*%# Hills
Kim and I signed up for this race a few weeks ago because we wanted to
I woke up super early, and even convinced L to join me as we drove 45 minutes
Smiling because we were completely oblivious to the course profile and because we were cold.
We did a
We positioned ourselves behind all the pre teens and badass runners and soon we were off, huffing and puffing up one steep hill after another. OMG
If you're wondering by now if we coordinated our outfits the answer is NO. It was just one hell of a coincidence we showed up wearing Exactly the SAME thing.**
So yada yada yada, blah blah blah hills cold and freaking headwinds, one foot in front of the other and all that jazz.(and not enough downhills.)
I even channeled my inner Emmers for some spastic photo pose inspiration.
So happy to be done with that course! But sad that running with Kim was done for the day :(
We got "finisher" roses for completing this beast of a 5k. I will display my rose proudly as a reminder of how this course kicked our asses.(and how I need to practice hills more)
And a HUGE thanks to L for being our official course photographer today. I LOVE you for supporting me with this hobby!
Today was a day to enjoy running and being healthy (and moms too, duh) but also to enjoy family and good friends. Every race need not be a PR attempt- the minute this hobby stops being fun for me is the day I pick up something else to do.
After a nice long brunch with Kim, L and I went to
*I got $10 off this entry because of the Chi-Town 10K snafu back in March from All Community Events.
- The race was extremely well organized.
- It incorporated ALL the hills in Barrington, and somehow avoided decent downhills.
-We wore super cool singlets by Hind. ($10 at TJ Maxx i think...)
-Saucony A5 Racing flats.
-Stupid too long of a wait at Wildberry Cafe.. I really wanted to go there for brunch!
-Thank you volunteers!
**And yes, we did coordinate our singlets, shorts, and arm warmers on purpose. :)