The outfit was simple - my trusty Nike DriFit coat...I love this thing, SparkleSkirt, Zensah base layer leggings, and my Asics 2160. I had originally planned to wear a red Team-Sparkle skirt but while I was looking for it I saw my blue skirt that arrived last month and I have not had a chance to wear.
(I love alpahbetical races my third time being #7, I have also sported #5, #9 x2 and #1)
The race started on time and according to out chip time vs gun time it took us almost 3 minutes to cross the starting line. There was a lot of people at this event, many with kids of all ages. Alli and I started on our way, while Julie walked with her youngest and her other son ran in front of us. Alli's goal was 46 minutes, I didn't have my watch so my goal was to just encourage her to run more then we walk. She awesome. At first I let her pick our first walk breaks. After the first mile, I started picking them and challenging her to run just a little farther then she thought she could. The course was flat and a little crowded in places, but a great place for a PR. We crossed the finish line to it saying 59 something. We knew that time was for the 10K start, so we subtracted 10 minutes and knew that we were close to her PR. I had to leave soon after Julie arrived with her youngest so I didn't get to find out our final time until later int he evening. When I looked it up I was beyond excited to see my time was 46:02 and Alli's was 46:01! She hit her goal almost right on the nose!!!
This was my last race of 2012 - making it 16 events for the year (not including any virtual races). A great way to close out 2012!
How was your weekend?