This was my 7th year participating in the event and Seattle weather didn't let me down. When I was up late nursing the baby, I could hear the rain coming down. I hoped that it would stop raining before the event started.
I woke up at 7AM, grabbed a peanut butter sandwich, water and a brownie and headed out the door. I figured I was going to be working off the brownie and could use a boost of sugar. As I drove towards Seattle, the rain was getting lighter but it was still raining. I was thankful!
I arrived about 40 minutes early and decided to put on my emergency poncho. It was clear, but it kept the rain away. I meet up with a some friends and we found some shelter until our wave started.
Once our race started we hardly moved, we had to walk the first quarter of a mile, it was packed. The crowds seemed smaller then last year, but we were not moving. Turns out they changed the route and because of the Mercer mess in Seattle we only had half the street, in the beginning. We were in no hurry, we did a combination of run/walk and made our way to the hill. Up the hill and back down, a loop around and we were done. The distance, well they market it as nearly 4 miles. This girl wore her Garmin, but forgot to turn it on. :)
My one goal this year was to beat my last years time when I was pregnant, and we did by 10 minutes. I skipped the beer garden, but hat is no surprise, I am not much of a beer drinker and headed home. My knee held up pretty well, although both of my knees ached all day, today they are feeling much better.
Happy St. Patrick's Day. Did you participate in an event?