Last year I ran the boy scout half marathon and loved it. This year I decided not to run it because Kent's been gone all month and I didn't think I'd be able to get ready. Plus I didn't know what to do with the kiddos and I didn't want to run it without Kent there to cheer me on and rub me out afterward :) After a slew of friends (from church and The Y) decided they were going to do it- I decided it would actually be a great month long distraction while Kent was gone! I put in some extra runs this month and ran the race yesterday! I ended up hiring a babysitter and left the kiddos at home to sleep in.
It just happened to be the coldest day since May (definitely an answer to my weather prayers!!) and it was cold and PERFECT. Well- besides the insane downpour that hit us at mile seven and the gale force winds that tried to knock us down all morning :) It was pretty crazy for awhile out in the corn fields- but I prefer the rain to the heat and humidity.
Here are my pals from church!
Alison said that her husband has some 'great action shots' of me and I'm a little nervous about them! I'll post them later if they are presentable :)
Surprisingly I am almost not sore at all- so it's not as bad that Kent's gone. I really missed him with the boys cheering me along the course, though. Luckily there were some other people to cheer us along! Thanks, Cyndi!