I felt like we waited all day to run. The boys van started at 10 am and our van got into action around 3:30.
My first leg was 7 miles mostly downhill and rated very hard. So I wore my lucky socks.
I also admit to being uncertain as to how my quad would react to my 7 mile mostly downhill leg. My plan was to keep it easy and close to 8:15 min/ miles.
Stacey came running in and handed me the bracelet and I was off. It was raining lightly and it felt amazing. My quad felt amazing. I was running. Running happy an strong.
I got passed immedialty by a girl in neon pink, I wanted to chase her down and pass her back. I knew that wasn't smart probably so I held myself in and maintained cruising speed.
I choked up repeatedly in the first two miles. It just felt so amazing to be back, to be running along, chasing down the neon girl. I reeled her in step by step until she was nothing but a memory.
Miles 3-5 were all business. Maintaining, listening to my body, watching for my quad to be not happy. And no one else in sight.
Mile 5.5 ish I passed two guys and knew I was going to finish strong. The last half mile seemed to take forever and was uphill. I handed off the bracelet and walked it out. And the plan? ... Hmm sorta went out the window.
I ended up averaging 7.33 min miles for 7.09 miles.
Favorite parts of the leg
Running in the rain for the first two miles
Katy Perry's Roar
Passing neon girl
Happy right quad