Top of the triangle…


Saturday evening’s race was great.  When I got there, I began to immediately look for a ladies room that was not a plastic movable rectangle…;)  Saw this lady & her daughter – every time I see them at a race, I think,  ugh, but a very mixed ugh…they are wonderful runners, both of them, and very pretty, seemingly very nice people, as well.  But I knew my work was cut out for me.  I had been working in the yard all day and I mean WORKING.  Planting tons of stuff, lifting, moving, etc.

Anywho, this mother/daughter team quickly moved past me during the first half mile of the race.  I saw the pace & thought, mom, you can’t keep up with your daughter…continued on in my own race, enjoying the bridge run.  About 3/4 of a mile from the finish, there’s mom, daughter, well ahead.  Mom’s pace had slowed, but she was still doing really well, I thought.  I kept going.  I realized I was the “bottom” point of a sideways moving- – triangle — there was mom at the top, some girl in the middle and then me.   I almost just held my pace…this was a friendly race, right?  Almost.  It was, after all, a race, RIGHT?  So I turned it on, y’all!  Evidently, neither mom nor female liked it, cuz they started coming after me!  It was great.  I thought, “I want to be at the top of the triangle! I want it more!”  I could see mom’s shadow approaching my left shoulder.  Oh, no, you’re not!  I let it rip, and happily landed my right grey & blue Mizuno on the timing pad before either of those two chicks.  When I looked at my Garmin, the last part of the race, I was running 5:49!!!  Woop-woop!!!  It was great!  I grabbed two cups of water, went to my car and drove home to spend the evening in the hot tub with my daughters & hubby…perfect ending to a perfect day.

UPDATE!!!  I won my age group!  Results finally available last night!  I was the 5th female finisher & 1st for the 40-49…totally stoked about that.

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  1. saw you won your age group on RLAM Facebook page. Congrats! Isn’t it great when someone else pushes you (without them actually noticing – although these ladies did notice you!). congrats again.

    • Thank you!!! You’re right about being pushed in a race. I LOVE the RLAM page & the site…does my memory serve me correctly – you had the “herd of worms” remark??? LOL! That remark stood out in my mind & apparently in Dimity’s mind, too! I guess it falls in line with what I think at times during a run, “movement is good!”

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