I ran the Peach Day's 10 K Road Race a few weeks ago for my second year. Yes, I know I am slow at getting this posted, but better late than never! It is a real tough course (said to be the toughest in the state) and has some challenging hills. It is one of the biggest and oldest 10 K's in the state. I am not sure how many were entered this year, but it was in the hundreds. The hardest part of the whole thing is the fact that the last TWO miles are run on the parade route which also happen to be uphill! So just when you are feeling and looking your very worst, you get to run in front of thousands of people along the route. Fun, fun! The only good thing about it is the spectators cheer you on and that does wonders for morale when you are feeling the pain and anguish of a tough run.
The weather was perfect, although pretty hot for a September morning, but it was beautiful. My friend Doran had some trouble with either heat stroke or dehydration and ended up being taken off in an ambulance. When I caught up to him just before the turn onto Main Street, I could tell he was struggling some. For that story go here to Jody's blog. But he is doing great now and out running again. All in all it was a great race. Here are some photos...
Doran going full speed ahead...
Crossing the finish line!!! Boy was I happy to see that! That was one long and hard race! I wanted to quit a few times into it.
My official time was posted as 53:43 !
My pace was 8:39 minute miles.
Free peaches for all the finishers!!! The BEST peaches around!
I got a good one! Mmmm.......
I got an awesome medal!!!
You will never believe what I found at Peach Days of all places!!!
He was walking around all over the place and was more than happy to pose for a photo! Just wish we had got the FULL shot of his suit. He was purple from head to toe! ♥ A match made in heaven!!! ♥ Thinking about getting one of these suits for Dave! LOL!
My cute little friend Jaida
I also have this cute little friend named Julie, who is truly amazing. She is the most self-disciplined person I know. If she decides to do something, she does it come H-E-double hockey sticks or high water! About 25 years ago, she decided she was becoming too much of a chocoholic (is THAT even possible???) and so one day she went cold turkey and QUIT eating chocolate completely (blasphemy!) and has never touched it since. We didn't know each other then, and I can ASSURE you IF we did, I would have talked her out of that one! I mean eating no chocolate for the rest of your life is INSANE! Who would want to deprive themselves
Jen brought her flowers too!
Cheesin' it! We did it!!!