Talia and Brittany met me at my house at 5:00am and we picked up Chad and Randee on the way. The race started at 7:00am, super early in my opinion.
Hard part of the morning: Finding an open Starbucks.
Easy part o the morning: Parking.
|First picture of the day. Starbucks in hand and ready to go!|
|My running peeps Brittany, Randee and Talia.|
|You gotta read "Run Like a Mother" to appreciate my Badass Mother Runner shirt!|
It was a bit chilly, but we got to wait inside! Awesome.
|The Expo was open so we got to look around while we waited.|
|Hmm, I guess I was having a SLAYER moment.|
|Little Brittany is about to start the Fire Academy. She was pumped to get her picture taken next to this super cool fire engine.|
|He spent most of the morning on this bench trying to hide & act like he did not know us. We can get a little loud!|
|The always hilarious Becky and Jeff!|
|The mandatory Bitchy Runners picture. I have got to loosen my hydration belt so I don't have to wear it up under my boobs.|
|The kick butt runner Javier. It is fun to see familiar faces in the crowd!|
|One last self portrait before we start!|
|Talia and Brittany gettin' jiggy wit it.|
|WAKE UP Chad!|
|This was my view most of the race.|
I had my own water so I did not pay too much attention, but I think they had three water stops on the course. The second stop had water and Gatorade on both sides of the road. Running down the middle I was having to dodge flying cups. Blah!
There were a few hills, but the majority of the course was flat.
Randee had been running fever the night before the race. She probably should have been in bed, but she wanted to give the race a try. Around mile 4 she started feeling sick and told me to go on.
Mile 1 - 10:00
Mile 2 - 9:38
Mile 3 - 9:37
Mile 4 - 9:38
Mile 5 - 9:22
Mile 6 - 9:42
.2 - 2:22 (8:32 pace)
|Dangit! I was 22 seconds over my goal!|
Talia & Brittany rocked it and finished in 55 minutes.
Chad had a goal of 1:10:00. He finished in 58 minutes. He pretty much kicked ass for his first race!
Randee did awesome for being so sick! She finished around 1:04:00. She was definitely feeling ill when she crossed the finish line.
I ran into Christy, a girl I went to high school with, at the finish line. It was pretty amazing given the gazillion people that were everywhere!
Brittany and Talia went into the finishers area and got their groceries for the week. Chad, Randee and I just high tailed it to the car to get Randee home.
Quick Chica Bands review:
|Loved it! It stayed in place the entire race and kept the hair and sweat out of my eyes!|
Especially since Randee was sick.
|So Randee had on her compression shorts under her longer tights. She started doing a strip tease in the car.|
|Chad wanted to know why she never got naked when he was driving.|
When we got back to my house we realized we had not taken any pictures with our medals.
|Take One - You can't see the medals.|
|Take Two: You can't see Talia.|
|Take Three: Brittany has her eyes closed.|
Here is our bling:
|I like that the bibs have our name and how many times we have ran the Cowtown. And who doesn't want a medal with cowboy boots on it?|
What was missing this race? Food and Alcohol. I'll have to make up for that tonight!