A couple months ago, I was planning a trip to see a dear friend from high school -- Allece. Here we are with Lisa, getting ready to go to a Halloween dance party.
|That's Allece in the middle.|
|And that's her at the dance. Rock on!|
|Here's Leena, her daughter, modeling the swag - a running jacket.|
Fast forward to the night before the race and one of my "race rules" was to get EVERYTHING ready the night before that you possibly could -- lay your clothes out, pin on your number, put your tag on your shoes, everything and anything you could do the night before...do it! There are enough nerves on race day, you don't want to have to "think" about anything that you don't have to.
|Getting ready for race day!|
But, we got to the race grounds on time and headed to our corrals.
|In corral. With the sun coming up.|
|Allece ready to ROCK this race!|
|The starting picture. Look how fast she is going!!!!|
Mile 2 came with its own challenges. Mainly a hill. But, I was proud of Allece for taking it in stride and actually making up more time on the downhill than she lost on the uphill. Good girl.
We plugged and plugged through the third mile.
|At this point, we could see the finish and had a short time to finish it in.|
|End in sight -- look how speedy she is|
And what could top off better first experience than the post party... or more important the post party food. And being a chocolate run, well, you can't really go wrong.
|What we were about to dip in our yummy, yummy chocolate.|
|Yum! Fondue platter!|
|Race - check. Post party - check. Onto recovery and relaxation...|
|Recovery drink. Fyi, not race associated, but HIGHLY recommend the Palamor in Dallas for their blood mary bar.|
|In front of art museum.|