|They had pools all over the place|
|Strangely enough, my race number is also my billing number for work....|
I want to say there were five to seven hundred people there, and most people had also brought their dogs, so it was really fun to walk around and see what types of dogs were there and watch them interact with each other. I didn't take my dogs because they are super-rowdy, and when I run with Bella she gets too excited and tries to knock me down by body-checking and tackling me.
|Big Brother is a running machine--he was "just" doing 10+ miles later that day....|
The dog that was the "Master of Ceremonies" was a white pitbull that had been rescued from a horrible situation, and his ears had been cropped nearly completely off, but he was all smiles in his crown and cape:
Anyway, when the race started, I think I took off just a little fast, but was just feeling the energy and going with it. I didn't realize until the race was over that the start was uphill--and only because I was running downhill to get to the finish. So as I was running the first of the two laps, I saw in the distance two of my friends that came down to surprise me--and they brought a sign!!
|I was the only person in the whole race with a sign! Thanks Jason's!!|
I ran most of the race with only a few walks and only because it was roasting outside and I felt like I was going to die, and I was the dumbass that wore long pants to run in (no more, I promise you that!) The most important part is that I FINISHED!!!! Here is me running into the chute
|The big spot was from where my belt sits, not my ass sweating, I swear....|
So now, I start looking towards Saturday June 4th, when I get geared up and do The Warrior Dash!
Meanwhile, I hope to be able to catch up with everyone's blogs!!! Congrats to everyone that did or is doing a race this week! Happy Memorial Day!