We left for Waynesboro on Friday afternoon. It's about a 2 hour drive so we got a hotel room so we wouldn't have to leave by 5am.
|Hydrating while stuck in traffic|
The restaurant was right near Target so we obviously had to stop and get some snacks. Then we just headed back to the hotel where we relaxed, painted our nails blue & yellow for Boston and watched tv. I think I was asleep by 10:30 or so surprisingly, however 5am came REALLY fast.
The race started at 7, but we got there by 6:15. It was really cold at first so my hands were pretty much numb the first 2 miles until I got warmed up. The course description said there would be "gently rolling hills" which I guess is a pretty subjective thing but for whatever reason we thought it would be fairly flat. Except it wasn't. Luckily, the hills were gentle, there was just a lot of them. However, training at school worked to our advantage since the hills here are not so gentle and we're at higher elevations. There were a few times I had to remind myself that I trained for this and there was no reason why I wouldn't be able to do it! And I'd also try to keep reminding myself that for every uphill, there's a downhill :P
My Garmin claims that we held exactly a 10 min/ mile pace, and I forgot to turn it off until about a minute after we finished. Our unofficial time was 2:09 vs our chip time of 2:12... not bad either way! My Gamin also kept me entertained because I think I started it late so every time we'd pass a mile marker, it would wait about 20 seconds to catch up and beep so every mile I'd laugh a little bit.
Overall, it was a fun race! I know that I'm forgetting tons of stuff but I'm sure Becky has it covered!
|WE DID IT!|
For dinner, we decided it was appropriate to get Benny's pizza! Their slices are HUGE as you can see, and delicious! I can't believe we waited this long to cross it off our bucket list!
It's weird to think there's no training plan for today. I think I'm going to have to get used to the idea of running for however long I want again :P
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! :)