This year's race was to benefit Stop Hunger Now. You can read more about them and what they do here: http://www.stophungernow.org/ We were encouraged to stop by after packet pickup and join in the fun. It was very interesting to learn about this organization and awesome that so many people showed up to help us pack food.
I was in charge of making a sample batch for people to try.
RACE MORNING: It would appear that I forgot to take my weather screen shot but it was overcast, a little chilly and a chance of rain. So other than some pre-race photos, I decided to leave my phone in the car. Plus since I'd run this course last year - or so I thought - I wouldn't need to take any photos of the course.
|If a man is going to dress like a Leprechaun, I'm going to get a picture with him!|
|My beautiful - and fast - running friend Naia. |
She was doing the 5K.
It was not a good race for me. I started having some right calf cramp issues early on in the race and took A LOT of walking breaks. I was pretty much toast at the 9 mile marker from the pain.
The event company - RaceMaker Productions - is great in that you get free race photos!
I'm not 100% sure if I'll do this race next year. Although it is SO close to my house, there is another half marathon that usually takes place the same day that I've never done and I need to get that one crossed off the list.
|Post race photo with my cousin-in-law.|
|Much better medal this year!|