Friday was the race expo. J, my grandparents and I went to the hotel to pick up my number, t-shirt, and goody bag and check out the race expo. I bought my first Bondi Band and could not WAIT to use it for the race. I made it out with minimal damage to the bank account and looked forward to the race on Sunday.
|Ready for the race!|
|Waiting for the race to start!|
|Half marathoners ready to go!|
|About 1/2 mile in|
As I approached the finish line (same place as where we started) I texted J and I heard the announcers saying names as the participants neared the finish. I registered too late to have my name printed on my bib, so I figured I wouldn't be hearing my name, but all of a sudden, I heard "Jen ******, all the way from Atlanta, Georgia!" I raised my arms and gave a little "Woo hoo!". Shortly after, I crossed the finish line -
|Gotta love the bling|
My official time was 35:48, so I'm slowly but surely closing in on my current PR. I think I'm going to make it a goal of mine to run a race in each of the 50 states. Should be doable right? I want to get a running shirt so people will know I'm an out of state runner :) Cheesy? Maybe...but oh well.
This race was very well run. They did a great job during packet pick up, the expo, and the actual race. The medals for the half marathon was pretty cool! Had I been prepared to run one I probably would have.
There were photographers there, but I refuse to spend $30 on a digital image for a 5K race. They took a really cute one of J and I before the race. Oh well.
A big thank you to my hubby for getting up at 5 a.m. and going with me to the race! Seeing you at the finish line means more to me than you'll ever know.
Until next time,