We arrived at her house Saturday morning with balloons, chocolates, a crown, a second bib to attach to her official race bib and the Queen hit blaring on the stereo.
She ended up having a great time and doing better than she had hoped! All because we weren't with her to push her too much and she just ENJOYED herself! Here is her race report...
-head wind all the way up but not bad it kept me cool
-tried something new, ate a piece of banana at each station. Had a lot of energy. Felt great
-walked on the up side 5 times on the steeper parts
-got to the top at 1:51
-stopped to eat a banana, oranges and drank half of my rip it energy drink. Took about 2 mins. Then I took off and didn't look back.
-LOVE THE DOWNHILL. RAN FAST AND STEADY. Kept up pretty much the same pace all the way down and did not stop. I kept passing people and thought I feet great! Must be the Rip It and banana combo
-At the summit I was runner #1559, at the finish I was #1418, meaning I passed 141 people on the downside.
-Overall 1418 out of 2314.
-age group 56-59 I placed 14 out of 51
-chip time 2:33:36
-All in all I enjoyed the race. The only thing hat could have made it better was if my two running partners were running with me.
-My good husband "Mr. Tortoise" was there at the end to greet me.
So.. the lesson learned here? If one of your running buddies signs up for a race that you think is dumb, as long as it isn't deadly or dangerous.....SUPPORT THEM!! Good Job Kris!!!