Green juice and green larabar ready for race day (thanks to Abby for the sweet gift basket of snacks!)
Here we go! In the parking garage
Brian and I freezing!
Me and my boys!
Brian gets to spin the wheel!
and he wins...what else? but a movie card! Hooray!
Chase dancing to the live music
Get down, get down!
Getting ready to do the honors
Crossing the finish line 41:23!!
After the race
aNd as promised.....Now you see the hair
The race was awesome!! I got up at 6 am to fuel up for the 4 mile race. I had organic brown eggs scrambled with cheese ina brown rice tortilla. I also had some organic, fair trade expresso bean coffee. I topped it off with organic cucumber and organic pear juice! Wouldnt be a St. Patty race without green juice!
We got downtown and it was freezing and windy! I was so excited to get in the start line...we took off and my I pod wasnt working...I kept running but slowed down to figure it out. The first two miles were hard (I think this is a new trend for me) but 3 and 4, were great..my energy was pumping and it literally felt like someone was pushing me! I wasnt trying to speed up, I just was!
I didnt see mile markers past mile 1 so I wasnt sure where I was...I knew I had to be near the end, so I put on David Crowder's Deliver Me...(love this song) A few minutes later, I turned the corner and saw Monument Circle (the finish line) As the music played, tears streamed down my face...it was a glorious moment. I was surprised when I crossed the finish line to see that I did so in 41:20..I wasnt trying to go for speed at all. It was a pleasant surprise to see a 10:20 mile. And even better was seeing my boys there with a camera all proud and ready to take my picture...what a beautiful moment.
I want to thank my boys and especially Brian who sacrifice time with me so that I can train. It is a huge sacrifice and does not go unoticed. They give me their undying support and I truly appreciate it. Thank you for letting me follow my dreams...I love you.
Race results, visit http://www.indystpats.com/ I finished 706 out of 1192. Not too shabby for a rookie:)