What was surprising is this....
|Those would be Randee, Brittany and my race packets. Sitting in Talia's floor. At Talia's house. At 7:00am, thirty minutes before race time.|
|She was stressing out a bit. I mean a girl can only worry about so much before a race starts. Make up - check. Jewelry - check. Boyfriend - check. Talia's race bib - check. Bitches race bibs - DOH!|
|It was great to have Luis join us as our personal photographer. That's my spi belt under my shirt by the way, and not another role in my muffin top.|
|Lots of potties...the lines were long, but moved fast. Talia's going in. It was moments before race time. Hundreds of racers had already had their pre-race poop. Don't BREATHE!|
|Lesley from Racing It Off found us in the port-a-potty line. Now look how lovely we lined up in height order.|
|Little Brittany was super giddy about her 'ace in the hole'!|
|And we're off!|
Brittany and Talia took off. Lesley joined Talia and me at our turtle pace. More on this later! It was in the mid 80's at the start of the race. They did a great job having lots of water and Gatorade every 1 1/2 to 2 miles. I ran without my hydration belt and this was never a problem.
|Randee and I pretending like we like to run and like each other. Both lies!|
This is an out and back course. When we passed Brittany and Talia, Brittany was in the lead. Around mile five we took a Gu. We walked every water stop and took hydration.
Randee put her music on and gave me the "leave me the *beep* alone" look around mile 5.5. Lesley and I chugged on. It was great to chat with her. That girl logs lots of miles and I'm not sure she even broke a sweat today running my slow pace! I was feeling pretty good until about mile 7. Then the heat was really about to kick my butt.
|This sign was a much needed distraction. It was so nice of these strangers to come out and make this sign just for me. They even offered me a beer. I declined and carried on.|
|I saw Javier at the start of the race. I still liked him at that point.|
At the finish line they had ice cold towels. Genius!
Randee ran in just after me.
Apparently this happened a few minutes earlier....
|That's Brittany in the back...Talia came flying by here. Pony tail swingin'. That girl had to look good for her boy.|
A very well ran race. Pretty inexpensive at $30. It is hot, but that is to be expected during July in Texas. Hence the name of the race!
|Randee is swearing she is never running again. Brittany is about to punch Talia for beating her. Talia's calves are sore from all the prissin'. I'm looking for Javier so I can kick his butt for making me push myself!|
|No Pain, No Gain! Another Bitchy Runners race in the books!|
|We chose the middle of the parking lot to fall down and do a quick stretch. We are all about causing a scene.|
|I had to jack this picture of the bling from Lesley. Remember my packet is still sitting in Talia's floor!|
I drove like a Nascar driver all the way home. By 10:30am we were in the car and on our way to summer camp!
|I even bathed! I'm pretty sure the earrings helped to distract from my sweaty race hair. A girl can only do so much in 10 minutes!|