|My Sister Sam, me and Jackie|
Like most races, the day started very, very early. I met my running buddy Jackie at the local McDonald's for Egg Muffins and Iced coffees before the hour drive down in to Baltimore. We parked at Camden Yards and walked that halfish mile to Rash Field--to race village and packet pickup. Race village is always pumping when everyone arrives. There are local TV celebs, pumped up music, vendors, food--so much fun!
My friend Jackie and I met my sister and her fiance and we all got out packets. Like always, the BWC has the best goody bags. I love this shirts this year! Light blue with hot pink print. So cute! We took a quick trip to the porta potties and
|This years goody bag and shirt!|
So now to my sob story...on Friday, I had to have a root canal gone bad removed. It was drilled out down to the bone, gums filleted...ugg, I won't give you all the dirty details...but I am in so much pain! I stopped the pain meds Saturday night so I was safe for the drive into the city and during the race. Going into the race, I did not put any pressure or exceptions on myself. Since this is my favorite local race, I just wanted to have fun and spend some time with my friends. I wore my Nike watch, but did not push myself really hard. I crossed the finish line and looked at the clock. It had just hit 38 minutes. My official result was 37:28--a new PR!
|Sam, momma and me|
race. The BWC knows how to treat finishers--after crossing the finish line, runners are handed a bottle of water, then an ice cold BWC logo towel, a rose and a extra special treat. New this year--all finishers got a medal!
Today, I realized I have so many people in my life who support me and my running. This was the first race my parents were at. I had so many running friends to meet up with, I simply could not get to meet up with all of them! Today I got to catch up with some friends I talk to alot, but only see at races--Jackie, Christina, Jenn, DeAnn, Rebecca...It was so good to catch up with your girls! I am so thankful to have my friends and my family at the finish line to celebrate with.
What is your favorite race of the year? Why?
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