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.