They offered number pick-up on race day, so we did that. Bill hopped out of the car to get our numbers while I found a parking spot, then I went inside to meet him. The first person I ran into was Nita! It was great meeting her, after following each other's blogs for two years :)
Bill had our jackets and numbers. His jacket isn't what it was supposed to be. The men were supposed to get black jackets with blue vertical stripes. Instead he got a navy blue jacket with white stitching. I actually like it better than the original design, but seems pretty crappy they were giving different jackets to different men without any rhyme or reason.
|Tutu from 6th grade ballet recital :D|
It rained. All my clothing got soaked and I got chilled. I had really wanted to break 1 hour, but it took me 1:02:13. My "official" time is completely wrong, but I did cross the finish line three times....
I finished the race in 62:13 by my watch. The big clock was at 64:04, yet the website claims it took me 1:05:35. I wasn't right at the front of the start line, so my time was less than the big clock. There's no way possible to be over the big clock time.
I told Bill that after I finished, I would immediately turn around and find him, then run in together. 25 steps from the finish line, a woman had collapsed and was lying on the ground. A police officer was talking to her, asking her name, her age and where she was, but NO ONE was helping her. I understand the other runners wanted to finish their races, but the spectators were just standing there and I didn't see any medics, so without giving it a second thought I hopped back on the course, and a man volunteer and I supported her weight so she could finish. Her body wanted to collapse again at the finish, but we kept her upright until medics arrived. I think finishing with her overrode my original time, but that's totally ok.
I headed back and found Bill and ran in with him, for my third finish. He really wanted to break 70 minutes, and managed a 69:38. Yay!!!!!
|Pretty weak food. This was EVERYTHING I got :(|