Date: March 1, 2009
Time: 7:25 AM (wake up at 4:50AM to be there by 6:30AM - ugghh!)
Location: Seaside, FL
Temp: 38 F
Weather Conditions: 35 mph NW winds and overcast with high of 42F
Distance: 5K - 3.1 miles
Time: 32:19; 22nd for femals in my age group out of 57 and 279th out of 720 overall. Yah!!!
So today was the day for me - my first race since oh the age of 16. We won't count how many years that is, right? :)
Anyway, my race was in Seaside, FL where the weather was quite out of character with just above freezing temps and quite strong winds. It was wicked cold!!!!
Mike, Elizabeth and AJ joined me this morning to see me off. They weren't too thirlled with being so cold but did pretty good considering. It is amazing what a beach towel can do.
On my way to start the race.
The home stretch. Amazing that I was smiling, huh?
Ummm! Some good, hot coffee!
Once again the beach towel comes into play. My girlfriend, Lynette, brought Jacob a little later so he was there for the end as well.
And just for kicks and giggles, some pics that the kids thought were hilarious. Let me tell you, you really do see everything on a run!What a great experience and I am so happy that I was able to complete this. Now off to bigger and more exciting races that aren't so darn cold, right? We'll see....