I did the Bunny Boogie today one of my favorites.
When will I learn to lay things out for the next day. When the race is nearest to me is when I have the most trouble. I had trouble deciding what to wear. Then I left the house, quarter mile out the door I decided to wear something more than the shirt I had on because I remember the race started near the beach and its usually cold by the water. I'm glad I did because it started to rain shortly after I arrived at the race. I had to turn around a second time because I forgot my watch this time I was more than half a mile away from the house. Yes I turned around again.
When I got there finally, I saw Emmy completing her entry form. She is an amazing woman as she just completed the Umstead 100 miler less than a week ago. Today she won her age group. I was pre-registrered so I got my bib and went and got my shirt from Jim, I love the Tshirt design pictured left. I also saw Frank, who is just getting over pneumonia, he did quite well today , he have some great pictures up. I was hoping to say hello to Katie, Franks' daughter but no Katie. I believe at the end of the race I heard Kate cheering me in, I did not see her at all during the race.
This is a fun race as the women get to start before the men by over 2 mins and the winners get chocolate bunnies for a prize. I've never had one of these bunnies of course. The course is not bad except for about a mile an half in you have to climb this short hill payback for the the first mile being down hill, I must tell you the down hill just don't feel the same the 2nd time you do it :) . This is the first year that I chose not to actually force myself to run the hill I took a walk break so my second mile was a 9:14 not bad with the walk.
My times have ranged between 24:00 flat to today's 26:22, I think this is the 7th time I've done the boogie. I felt good during the race and by the time we finished it was a down pour. I couldn't jump in my car and leave as usual because when I parked I parked too close to where the runners were coming in to finish. So I waited and watch a few people come in.
Some pictures I stole from Frank's blog Well I really was trying to add some of the photos from Franks blog but they keep poping up at the top of the page. I gues I better research how to add photos at the end of a report. For now just go to Frank's blog.