|Holding up a 3 for the third race of the weekend!|
|Around mile 5 we crossed back over onto Bayshore, and from there it was the same out and back I had run for the 15k and the 5k before. This time for some reason I just really enjoyed it a lot more! It was really windy, but the rain had stopped. I took off the trash bag and eventually threw it to the side.|
I soaked up my surroundings and just felt pride and excitement in what I was doing. My pace picked up and I let myself run faster. I held around a 9:45 for the rest of the race. I stopped once at a port-o-potty to go to the bathroom, but the line was too long so I ran for a little while until the next one with no line. I think that cost me a minute or two in the long run, but I was okay with it.
When we got to the turn around I was excited to be heading back towards the finish line, but downtown looked SO far away (you can see it from anywhere on Bayshore, and at that point it just looked so so teensy, and I couldn't believe I had to run all the way back). At that moment, all I could think of was getting my medal(s). I couldn't wait to get the awesome skull and cross bones for the half marathon I was running, but I ultimately wanted that Beck's Light Challenge one around my neck.
Not a bad view heading to the finish.
They caught me near the finish posing and then caught me when I had no idea. That was only a few yards from the finish I believe.