What a beautiful day for a foot race!! So glad mine was at the beach. This is what it looked like as my sister & I headed to Seaside.
Mel (my sister) and I came down to her house in Destin on Friday and spent a wonderfully lazy day shopping, eating, and reading while it rained yesterday. We got up bright and early and headed over to Seaside, Florida for a 7 am race start. On the drive over, Mel read Hebrews 12:1 to me several times. I really have to commit that one to memory. I drew on it throughout all 13.1 miles. Spent some time around mile 5 praying for all my friends who were racing today, some here, others in New Orleans. Hope they all had excellent, record setting runs!!
The race started okay, the first 4 miles were spent adjusting some mild wardrobe malfunctions, but I was pretty much on my target and felt great. At mile 4(ish), I got a wonderful surprise – my man was here!! He didn’t tell me he was coming, so I was deliriously happy to see him. I handed off my Ipod (which will not get to race again – it annoys me during a race), my gloves and my arm warmers. I don’t know if you can see the huge smile on my face, but Gary took this when I first saw him. All today’s blog pics (including the sunrise beach) are courtesy of my man.
Still felt really strong until Mile 9, when my right hamstring started giving me grief and I got a stitch in my right side. I stretched some during the 1 minute walk breaks and was able to stay on course.
|That’s me in the black/purple skirt.|
|At the finish line with my new Vera Bradley purse!|
Next up: Warrior Dash in Spendora, Texas in two weeks. The whole family is running. Are we ready, girls? You know Dad is going to kick butt!