Monday, April 14, 2008
Our day started out good and early at 5:45 am in the parking lot of Academy and we made a caravan up to Brenham, TX. When we got out of the car, the weather was windy and colder than the weather in Houston. We went to register and then stuck around the field house to keep warm. It was a little awful to peel off the clothing to walk up the hill about a quarter of a mile to the start. What I knew was that the cool temps and wind would feel great on the run. As soon as they stick pictures from the event up, I will post them here.
I had a great run and experienced my FIRST runner's high. At first I thought it was the "I'm pushing too hard" tingly cheeks feeling, but then this wave of relaxation and almost euphoria washed all over me at mile 4 after an uphill. It was freaking awesome and I ran past a bunch of people on the way back in to the high school. I was pleased with my finish. "Fast" Mauri, "Super Fast" Terry, and "Freaking Fast" Ryan were all cheering Coach on at the finish line. We had a great showing at the event! There were 20 Team in Training people out at the race. The draw is all the FREE Blue Bell Ice Cream you can eat at the finish. The only bad part of the event was that the finish times were screwed up and the guy handing out the awards screwed up several times.
We had 4 in the gang net a top 3 Age Group Finish!!! "Fast" Mauri got first in her age group. Not surprising since she has run the Boston Marathon. "Super Fast" Terry snagged second place in his age group and has earned the nick-name "Number 2". "Freaking Fast" Ryan was far and away the first place winner in his age group with a 38 minute 10K. Jarntip was able to get third place in her age group as well.
More pictures on the bike ride that followed after I get back from work.
Have a great day!
Posted by CoachLiz at 8:43 AM