Subtitle: Flying Elbows
Subsubtitle: Beautiful water, beautiful weather, beautiful friends
Subsubsubtitle: Fun can be fast too!
Battered elbow syndrome, which I can only attest to this being the most crowded race I have ever run. Were it not for my pace on the first two miles I would have PR’ed without even really trying, I missed it by 15 seconds!!
So many wonderful friends were at the race today, including my dear friend Kim who came in from Kansas City, my running partner Diana and my Ragnar Teammates!!!
Then of course we have my favorite spectator David and my great friends Thomas and Brie who were also rockstars coming out to cheer through injuries!!
Start Time: 5 minutes late, true Miami style
Course: Gorgeous views of the water, few hills
Weather: 52 at start
Spectators: Very heavy in certain areas
Water: Plenty, but only on one side of the course which was a little strange
Time: 1:50:44 – first mile 9:30, progressed to finish with about 8 min miles
Outfit: All about the fun!! Skirt, pink compression socks, crazy arm warmers
Place: 439/6403 females and 1968/12861 overall finishers
Medal: Totally freaking cool
Overall: Had a great day, not doing this race again it was just far too crowded. I really did spend most of the race dodging others
WOOOOOOOHOOOOO, another one in the books. Thanks to my awesome friends Matt and Samara who had us over for a pre-race good time of delicious food and Cranium playing…I think that set the tone for a day of fun. Post race was a wonderful brunch with 12 friends…really just a wonderful day.
I am grateful for course bands
I am grateful for funny pictures
I am grateful for not tripping
I am grateful for eggs!!!
I am grateful for organic blueberries