CS was signed up for the 13.1 miles around the Boilermaker Campus. I did that once, This time, 5k was enough. After a filling pasta dinner at Puccini’s, we relived some of my collegiate memories by visiting the Cactus. God. I. Am. Old.
The place was still rocking even though the crowd had not arrived yet. It was 9pm.
We stayed for about an hour then got settled to rest our heads at the Union. After driving up 2 years ago for the start of the half, I learned I didn’t want that experience again. We walked to the start line in 10 minutes, hit the portos and were ready to DFW!
The half started 10 minutes ahead of the 5k runners. I was so excited to see my guidence counselor wheeling the line again this year. We hooked up with JL and the boys were off.
I didn’t know how I’d do and really didn’t care. I, of course, was on the FTP. Fuller Training Program. Don’t train, just run. It’s a mental race most of the time at the distances I run anyway. My face always tells the story I am feeling!
Me pretty. I crossed the line and the clock said 33 minutes. Mmeph. I wanted to do better but didn’t care. Then I remembered… the first race started 10 minutes ago. Whaaaat?! Didn’t matter. I had a job to get back on the course and cheer CS to his amazing finish! Then I had to watch JL cross the line with his PR before I could figure out my own finish!
It ended up being a stellar day for our whole crew. CS = sub 2 hour. JL = PR. Me = 2nd place age group award!
Refueled at Jakes with the game and some food!
I may have signed up for a 5k but ended up running close to 6 miles to cheer my team on! GPS data…