|Brrrr...Fall is here!|
The dismount and run into transition were funny because I realized my toes were frozen! I took the extra time to change into dry socks because I knew my feet would thank me! I made it to the run out and realized I didn't have my race belt on so I hightailed it back to my spot and grabbed it. I headed out on the run and saw #55 just ahead of me. I made him my rabbit and decided to try to catch up to him and use him as a pace buddy. We talked about the crazy guy on the swim and about other races and stayed together through the 3K mark. I had a bad side stitch and decided to take a quick walk break so I could get in some good deep breaths. I got started back up and enjoyed seeing everyone on the run...it is so great to pass along and receive a "good job" and it is one of the reasons I love this sport! One guy said "good job. relax" and it was actually really needed. I was really stressing about having a side stitch and wanting to be done and needed the reminder to just relax and enjoy the moments. I knew that with 1K left I was almost done! As with all races, I loved seeing the finish line and making it through another great race.
|Heading into the finish line!|
Today I celebrated my birthday and was so happy to find out that I won Anne Marie's big Brooks giveaway for a pair of Brooks shoes and some new running shorts! What a great surprise for my birthday!