On May 1st we ran the Heels and Hills Half Marathon.
I did the packet pickup on Friday. It is at the Holiday Inn. Traffic flow is goofy, but it is not too bad. It's a small race and overall ran very well. They give you a nice technical shirt that we all sported on race day.
On Sunday we made our regular Starbucks stop on the way.
|Entertaining ourselves in the drive thru with self portraits.|
|Oh gracious, I have to put up with that attitude for 13.1 miles?|
|Even little Brittany was not in great spirits.|
|Look at all those medals hanging on the wall.|
|While waiting in line for the port-a-potty we took more self portraits. Go figure.|
|First Lesley from Racing it Off spotted us. She said she recognized bitchy Randee's hair. She was super impressed with our self-portrait taking skills!|
|Then I saw Becky who I currently work with and Talia used to work with. She rocked the 10K.|
|Then, OH MY GOSH, I ran into another Becky that I used to work with ages ago. She had no idea who I was until I introduced myself. Look at little Brittany trying to photo bomb us in the background.|
|Just as we lined up for the start it began to drizzle.|
|There is a U-Turn around mile one. We saw Talia and Brittany there, and then again around mile 7.|
|Lots of green open space.|
|It began raining harder around mile 2 and continued to about mile 4.|
|I'm not sure why I look 8 foot 6 inches tall and hunchback in this picture|
|Randee was having fun. I was just trying to breath.|
Gloria was awesome enough to stand in the drizzling rain and take pictures of us at the half way point.
|Talia...work it girl.|
|Crackhead happy Randee and me.|
|I was determined to finish. But it really was a difficult race for me. My nostrils were flared 10 miles wide trying to breath the entire time.|
|The race had been delayed was the word on the street. Don't notice the random ladies behind I photographed.|
Eventually everyone decided we were better off running it in the last 2 miles and getting to safety. We just all kind of took off. I don't think anyone actually gave us an official go ahead.
|Finally off the trail and back on the road. The home stretch.|
|I was totally confused, but somehow found the energy to push it in to the finish.|
|Brittany and Talia found the breakfast burritos and bananas.|
|Let's all smile and act like that was fun.|
Talia - 1:56:16.5
Brittany - 2:11:20.4
Randee - 2:22:08.8
Angie - 2:22:37.6
These times do not take into consideration our time stopped for weather delay. I paused my Garmin when we were stopped under the pavilion. It was about two minutes less then the official results.
I was just glad to finish. Talia was on route to a PR, so that really sucks for her.
Overall the race was good. Everyone but me had a great time. My being sick was my issue more so then the weather.
|I finished and here is my bling to prove it!|
My 4th half marathon is in the books.