So this post will be all of the running pictures and movies. Many of my pictures didn't turn out so great because I was running while I took them. Here I am at the start, or I guess since it isn't so packed this must be while I was walking down the the corrals before I realized it was time to panic and run. :). Hey Cathy, check out my shirt :).
This was a less than a mile into the race. I am not messing with you, the race never thinned out. I was always surrounded by tons of people. And the course was lined with fans. I purposely started the race without my ipod because I wanted to just take it all in. That lasted until around mile 13 when I was starting to hurt and was bummed I hadn't seen anyone in my family. As it turns out my Stepdad and Gramdmother had made it out to mile 10 but I never saw them. At mile 17.5 or so just after the Newton Firehouse, I saw Doug, Nga and Joey. They had made shirts and were jumping up and down yelling my name. Oh man did that make my day. It was around that point I was beginning to beat myself up for having run the Big D marathon the weekend before. It wasn't the up hills that were so bad, it was getting down them. Holy crap my legs hurt going down by mile 20. My pace up the hill would be 8.5m/m and then going down would drop to 10, sad, sad, sad... Ok more pics and then more stories.