On the bus ride to the start line- a lady turned to my friend and I and asked: "have you two ever run this race?" to which we answered: "No. Have you?". She told us she hadn't either but that she'd been warned by several friend to (please excuse my language): "watch out for the big ass hill". Upon finishing the race I came to the simple conclusion that the entire race was one 'big ass hill'. We ran up and up and up. My calves screamed. My heart nearly burst. I thought I'd die.
My friend Kristi and I thought it would be a nice break from the kids. A beautiful Saturday morning run. And I suppose it was both of those things. But it was harder than I could have ever imagined!!
I took a bunch of pics with my phone- and I think I got some pretty good shots for never even stopping to take them :) They may be a little blurry, though!