The 3 C's and me lined up to take part in the 2012 Mini Marathon!
Can't believe it was my 11th (in a row) and Mom's 5th! We were warned all week about the heat. Email after email. They up'd the number of water stations, spray stations, etc. It was a hot one, but we were still prepared with an umbrella just in case. Momma always needs a little food during the race so this year I opted to carry a banana in my shirt, not in my pocket.
The 3 ladies making strides at the yard of bricks!
My walk-mates didn't care to kiss the bricks, but I had to. Still think its pretty cool to be able to do that. It was pretty hot at this point, so I started pouring water down Mom's back. By the end of the race, we were all 2-fisted with cups of water pouring it on ourselves. I've heard reports that they had a record number of participants get treated for heat exhaustion. Regardless, I was really pushing Mom to try for 3:30, 3:31 a PR. My Garmin was acting up the night before, so I had to rely on a $5 digital CVS watch to keep pace. Not easy. With 3 miles to go, I started in "Let's go woman! Let's PR!" Mom's response "You're not the boss of me!" The crowd around us seemed to enjoy our banter so I stated "I am today Mother, let's get moving!" We ended up a little short at 3:34. We are one year older, and only 1 minute slower than last year. We'll take it!
Lovely Brightroom photo of me. Took me some time to figure out why this guy was in my group of pictures.
Afterward, we hung around my company's post-party tent to find Mr. Shorter there! Had to have Mom get a signature and a photo op.
Pedicures and garden shopping wrapped up our wonderful day together! Will we be back next year?!