This is my "I woke up at 3:30am" face.
We had to wait about an hour up at the start line. (That's my brother-in-law messing with his ear buds.)
I got to see Princess Leia.
My dad took some video of us running (what is up with her weird form?). *WARNING - ALL VIDEO MAY MAKE YOU MOTION SICK*
More video - I was DONE. This is just after Mile 11 (it makes me laugh. Yes, I was walking (and weirdly, I might add)).
Less than a mile to go and - oh man - am I huffing and puffing! Feel free to make fun of me.
They had horse statues all down the last 1/2 mile to the finish line. I loved them... even if this picture says "I'm in pain!" (and yes, less than 2 minutes after saying, "Don't let me stop" I stopped.)
Our support (my husband with Katie in our jogging stroller, my mom (trying to take pictures), my sister with her newborn and 2 year old in the stroller)). And my dad saying - Hey a pep band! I love pep bands!
And then we (that is to say, I) tried to sprint in.
And this is what the Garmin says I finished in.
My offical chip time says 2:10:13. So I beat my B Goal. Hooray for me!
I didn't get a picture of me and my dad after the race. We've run 7 races together and this was the first time that we FINISHED together. (I may have begged him not to leave me.)
The last 3 miles hurt and I really struggled. My pace was all over the place during the race. Anywhere from 8:40 to 11:20. Plus some walking. That's what you get for not training!
But I did it, and it's done and I hope that run it again next year.