Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Race day

On Saturday my mom and I headed over to the expo. There were not many vendors (maybe 2) then Fleet Feet had a set up with race shirts and such. I bought myself a cute pink tech t shirt.
Goody Bag.....

I stayed at the host hotel so all I had to do was get up, eat and walk over to the start line a block away. It was so nice not having to deal with traffic race day! I even met a girl on the way out the hotel and we walked over together. We stuck together until the gun went off too! I love making friends LOL :)

 Start line sun still coming up...
 Everyone is ready to go (Oh sorry man that I caught the top of your bald head I just stuck my arm up and took the pic)
 On our way out of Rochester....
 OMG...is all I said as I snapped this pic of the guy running barefoot....Ok yes people do it. I listened to him say he trains all indoors on a treadmill.....THERE WERE 6MILES ON GRAVEL!!! I caught back up to him on that trail and he was trying to wipe the stuff off his feet every other step.
 WHOOHOO I am doing this....mile 9ish!
 Nice hill at 9.5 before I met up with Dud. I couldn't see a thing running into that sun!
 Ok so I didn't take photos for about 2hours....until I hit this....A HILL AT MILE 25 how rude!
 Bridge shot of the canal and downtown Rochester....home stretch!
 One more mile baby! At this point I knew I had a PR in the bag just didn't know by how much. Had to get through that last mile!
Those were the photos I got...waiting for the rest from my awesome family. Here are my cheer leaders!

6 comments:

Julia said...

love that you took such fun photos throughout the race! and LOVE LOVE LOVE Making new friends :) congrats again!!!

Julie said...

Yay! Congrats. Also, I could never run barefoot. owwie!

Christina @ The Athletarian said...

Congrats!!! A guy was running barefoot at the 5K I ran last weekend too! So crazy!

Sara said...

CONGRATS, GIRL! That is awesome!! Loved your photos and your recap!! What a wonderful day!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

You look WAY too good in the pic to have 1 mile left! Congrats on the race and the PR!!!

Courtney said...

yes i agree that you look way to good with 1 mile left! great job with your run and so crazy to train only on treadmills in barefeet and than to go out and run a race. insane